Answer to Question #229295 in Inorganic Chemistry for David Gio

Question #229295
Why PCl5 exists but NCl5 does not exist? Give reasons.
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2021-08-30T02:26:43-0400

PCl5 does not exist because there are no d-orbitals in the second energy level. Therefore there is no way to arrange five pairs of bonding electrons around a nitrogen atom. ... Phosphorus pentachloride is the chemical compound with the formula PCl5 .


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