WHY PCl5 HAS TWO TWO DIFFERENT BOND LENGTH?

Asked by SNEH MANJARI | 27th Jul, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

In PCl5 phosphorus exhibits a hybridisation of sp3d, thus there are five atomic orbitals available for bond formation with chlorine molecules, of which three are at corners (planar) and two are oriented perpendicular to the plane of planar orbitals (axial).
and bond lenghts of these planar and axial bonds are different. therefore it has two different bond lengths

Answered by  | 27th Jul, 2010, 05:05: PM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.