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Sunday, May 24, 2020

N(CH3)3 is pyramidal while(SiH3)3N is trigonal planer why?


N(CH3)3 has sp3 hybridization & pyramidal shape at N, but in (SiH3)3N again there is 2pπ—3dπ back bonding between lone pair orbital of nitrogen into vacant orbital of silicon. Hence trisilyl amines is sp2, planer & is less basic than trimethyl amine.

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