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Account for the Following : Solid PCl5 is Ionic in Nature. - Chemistry

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Account for the following : Solid PCl5 is ionic in nature.

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Solution

PCl5 is ionic in solid state because it exists as [PCl4]+ [PCl6]− in which the cation has tetrahedral geometry and the anion has octahedral geometry.

Concept: P - Block Group 15 Elements - Phosphorus Halides
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