Compounds of Phosphorus - PCl5

Chemistry

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Different methods of preparation of phosphorus pentachloride




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Structure of phosphorus pentachloride

The hybridisation is and has trigonal bipyramidal geometry in gaseous and liquid states. It has 3 equatorial bonds and two axial bonds.

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Physical properties of phosphorus pentachloride

It is pale yellow crystalline solid with a characteristic pungent smell. In solid it exists as.

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Chemical properties of phosphorus pentachloride

Dissociation:
Reactions with metals:
Reactions with phosphorus pentoxide:

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Uses of phosphorus pentachloride

  • It is mainly used as a chlorinating agent