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Engineering Jagran Josh

Posted on October 13, 2014

Why PCl5 is known but PI5 is not known?

Why PCl5 is known but PI5 is not known?
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  • Engineering Jagran Josh
    on October 29, 2014
    In PCl5 molecule , due to small size & high electronegativity of Cl , the hybridisation is possible . Whereas , in case of PI5 molecule , hybridisation is restricted due to large size & less electronegativity of I (Iodine) . Hence PI5 is not possible.