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Bonding quest.

  1. Apr 17, 2005 #1
    would nitrogen form NCl3 and NCl5 as PCl3 and PCl5?
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  3. Apr 17, 2005 #2
  4. Apr 17, 2005 #3


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    It can't form [itex] NCl_{5} [/itex] because it can't use free "d" orbitals,therefore cannot hybridyze [itex]sp^{3}d [/itex]...

    I think it's much easier for phosphorus to form a pentafluoride,becasue the fluor atoms are smaller.

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