7.31    What are the oxidation states of phosphorus in the following:

              PCl_{3}

Answers (1)

It is known that the oxidation state of chlorine is -1
let oxidation state P be x
\\x + 3(-1) = 0\\ x - 3 = 0\\ x = 3

hence oxidation state phosphorus in  PCl_{3} is +3

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