PCl3 Molecular Electron Geometry, Lewis Structure, Bond Angles and Hybridization

Phosphorus trichloride is made up of one Phosphorus atom and three Chlorine atoms, having a chemical formula of PCl3. It is a volatile liquid that reacts with water and releases HCl gas. It is a toxic compound but is used in several industries. Phosphorus Trichloride is widely used in manufacturing Phosphites and other organophosphorus compounds. 

Name of moleculePhosphorus trichloride ( PCl3)
No of Valence Electrons in the molecule26
Hybridization of PCl3sp3 hybridization
Bond AnglesLess than 109 degrees
Molecular Geometry of PCl3Trigonal Pyramidal


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