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Are all the five bonds of PCl5 equivalent? Justify your answer.


PCl5 has Sp3 hybridisation and trigonal bipiramidal geometry. PCl5 has three equivalent equatorial and two equivalent axial P – Cl bonds. However, due to greater bond pair – bond pair repulsions, the axial P – Cl bonds are longer and hence different from the three equatorial bonds

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