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Answer to Question #23804 in Inorganic Chemistry for shrikant

Question #23804
which hybridiazation in becl3 and why?answer the question in 50 words
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BCl3 (B2Cl6) is sp2 hybridized.
It has the electron deficient exception to the octet rule. In B2Cl6 the lackof electrons forces two of the chlorines into 3-center bonds where three atomic orbitals overlap and there are 2 electrons are in a B-Cl-B bond.

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