Explain the non-linear shape of H_{2}S and non-planar shape of PCl_{3} using valence shell electron pair repulsion theory.

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In H_{2}S as well as in PCl_{3}, lone pairs are present along with bond pairs around the central atom. Now, according to VSEPR, theory L.P-L.P > L.P-B.P > B.P-B.P. Therefore,  H_{2}S is non-linear, and PCl_{3} is non-planar.

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