Identify the  incorrect  statement related to PCl_5 from the following:

 

  • Option 1)

    Three equatorial P-Cl bonds make an angle of 120o with each other

  • Option 2)

    Two axial P-Cl bonds make an angle of 180o with each other

  • Option 3)

    Axial P-Cl bonds are longer than equatorial P-Cl bonds 

  • Option 4)

    PCl5 molecule is non-reactive

Answers (1)

PCl_5 is unstable and reactive

In PCl_5, there are two types of bonds that are axial bonds and equatorial bonds. It is found that axial bonds are longer than equatorial bonds. Due to unequal bond PCl_5 is unstable and highly reactive.


Option 1)

Three equatorial P-Cl bonds make an angle of 120o with each other

Option 2)

Two axial P-Cl bonds make an angle of 180o with each other

Option 3)

Axial P-Cl bonds are longer than equatorial P-Cl bonds 

Option 4)

PCl5 molecule is non-reactive

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