why pcl3 acts as nucleophyle while pcl5 acts as electrophyle?

Asked by  | 15th Jul, 2009, 07:08: PM

Expert Answer:

Because in PCl3 there is a lone pair of electrons at P while in PCl5, all the electrons of P form covalent bond with Cl.

Answered by  | 19th Jul, 2009, 07:24: PM

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