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Why trimethyl amine {(CH3)3 N:} is pyramidal while trisilyl amine {(SiH3)3N:} is trigonal planer?

Trimethyl amine {(CH3)3N:} has sp3 hybridization at N atom and three bond pair and one lone pair electron. Thus trimethyl amine is pyramidal.

But in trisilyl amine {(SiH3)3N:} 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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