In solid state PCl5 is a _________.

Question:

In solid state PCl5 is a _________.

(i) covalent solid

(ii) octahedral structure

(iii) ionic solid with [PCl6]+ octahedral and [PCl4]– tetrahedra

(iv) ionic solid with [PCl4]+tetrahedral and [PCl6]– octahedral

Solution:

Option (iv)  ionic solid with [PCl4]+tetrahedral and [PCl6]– octahedral is the answer.

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