Compounds of Phosphorus - PCl3

Chemistry

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Methods of preparation of phosphorus trichloride



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Structure of phosphorus trichloride

is hybridised. Three of its orbitals overlap with p-orbitals of three chlorine atoms to form three , -bonds while the fourth contains lone pair of electrons.

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Physical properties of Phosphorus trichloride

It is colourless pungent smelling liquid which boils at 347 K and solidifies at 161 K.

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Chemical properties of Phosphorus trichloride