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Hybridisation of POCl3 [duplicate]

I was doing lewis structures and i came across a question asking the structure of POCl3. Here, the answer is a tetrahedral shape with P as central atom connected to 3Cl atoms by a single bond and 1 ...
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How does P4O10 make sense? [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand the gains phosphorus has from forming $\ce{P4O10}$. The molecular structure is such that every oxygen atom forms two bonds (either two with one phosphorus atom, or one with ...
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Structure of phosphate ion [duplicate]

I understand that the hybridization in the phosphate ion is $\mathrm{sp^3}$ since phosphorous forms $4$ sigma bonds with $4$ of the oxygens and there are no lone pairs on the phosphorous atom. The ...
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How is phosphate stable disobeying octet rule? [duplicate]

Doesn't the phosphate now have 10 electrons mutually shared between the oxygen atoms? I am unable to understand how the phosphate bond would be formed if phosphate does not obey the octet rule. ...
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How does the phosphate ion look like? [duplicate]

I am trying to understand how a phosphate ion looks like using the VSEPR theory. The phosphorus element has an atomic number of 15, and therefore it has a electron configuration as follow by the ...
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Why is hydrogen sulfate put together as it is?

I recently looked up hydrogen sulfate ($\ce{HSO4-}$) to see how it's put together, and found this image of methyl hydrogen sulfate: I'd assume that hydrogen sulfate looks the same, but without the ...
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Most contributing resonance structure of phosphoric acid

I am uncertain about the structure of $\ce {H_3PO_4}$ because different sources show different ones. The structure shown here is: while Wikipedia gives this one: Arguments in favour of the 2nd ...
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Are the Phosphate and Sulfate ion diagrams with double bonds an invalid picture?

Whenever you see an image of phosphate, it's always shown having 5 bonds. 3 single bonds to anionic oxygen atoms and a double bond to an extra neutral oxygen. Not only that, but they're shown being ...
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What is the bonding picture in Peroxomonosulfate?

In $\ce{SO5^{2-}}$, can somebody tell me which orbitals are used to form the pi bonds in this anion. Please tell the hybridization. And the lewis structure. Well I tried and the answers I got was sp3 ...
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Molecular orbitals and “generalized” aufbau principle for heteronuclear molecular configurations

Is there any general ordering or rule for heteronuclear molecules like $\ce{AX_2}$, $\ce{AX_{n}}$, and their molecular bonding/antibonding configurations ($\sigma/\pi$ orbitals) accordingly to some ...
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Bond lengths in P₄O₁₀

According to JD Lee's Concise Inorganic Chemistry: The double bond $\ce{P=O}$ in $\ce{P4O10}$ contains p(π)–d(π) backbonding, where a full p-orbital on oxygen overlaps with an empty d-orbital on $\...