7.4     Why does NH_{3}  form hydrogen bond but PH_{3} does not?

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NH_{3}  form hydrogen bond but PH_{3} does not because Nitrogen has the massive attraction of the electron to the nucleus due to its higher electronegativity in comparison to the phosphorus. hence H-bonding in PH3 is very less as compared to NH3.

Note: Conditions for the formation of H-bond are-

  •  high electronegativity
  •  small size

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