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Hydrogen bonding, phosphine

  1. Apr 18, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    is significant hydorgen bonding possible in phosphine, PH3

    3. The attempt at a solution

    The text says no, I don't see why not. P has 5 electrons in its outer shells, 3 of those form an ionic bond with the 3 H. That leaves 2 non-binding electrons, those 2 non-binding electrons will be attracted to the other Hydrogens in the substance.
     
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  3. Apr 18, 2012 #2

    Borek

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    What is electronegativity of P?
     
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