How many stereoisomers does the compound PF3Cl2 have?

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Summary:: Isomery

My attemption: (I found 5)

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But the answer is 3 forms, where I missing?
 

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For whatever reason, I think the issue is that the top right structure and the bottom structure are mesocompounds and the top 2 middle ones are mesocompounds as well, I could be very wrong but that's what im thinking.
 
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What makes you think 1 is different from 2, or 3 from 4?
 
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For whatever reason, I think the issue is that the top right structure and the bottom structure are mesocompounds and the top 2 middle ones are mesocompounds as well, I could be very wrong but that's what im thinking.
Exactly, they are mesocompounds, but they also count as stereoisomers.
 
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What makes you think 1 is different from 2, or 3 from 4?
Yes you are right. I already found my mistake
 

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