# What Is the the Shape Molecular Geometry of Pcl4?

October 4, 2022

The shapes of PCl4+, PCl4− and AsCl5 are tetrahedral, teetering and trigonal bipyramidal.

## Is PCl4 pyramidal?

The shape of PCl4+ , PCl4− and AsCl5 is tetrahedral, teetering and trigonal bypyramidal.

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## What type of bond is PCl4?

PCl4 is a negative ion (an anion), so you need to add an extra valence electron. In the PCI4 Lewis structure, phosphorus (P) is the least electronegative, so it goes in the middle. There are a total of 34 valence electrons in the Lewis structure for PCl4.

## What is hybridization of PCl4?

Hybridization of P in PCl4+ is sp3.

## What is the shape of PCl6?

In PCl6−− number of e− pairs=6, lone pairs=0, hybridization=sp3d2 and shape is octahedral.

## Is PCl6 tetrahedral?

Explanation: In the solid state, PCl5 is an ionic solid with [PCl4]+tetrahedral and [PCl6]–octahedral.

## What shape is if4?

So hybridization = \[s{p^3}{d^2}\], the shape of the molecule is an octahedral geometry, but the geometry of the atom takes on a square planar shape due to this of iodine, it carries two lone pairs of electrons, one above the plane and one below the plane, hence the shape of the molecule is square planar.

## Which of the following has octahedral geometry?

The central Se atom has 6 bonding pairs of electrons and 0 lone pairs of electrons. It undergoes sp3d2 hybridization resulting in an octahedral geometry.

## Is PCl6 an octahedral?

The [PCl6]− anion is octahedral and sp3d2 hybridized.

## How many single bonds does PCl4+ have?

It has 4 pairs of bonds and no lone pairs. The bonds should point to the corners of a regular tetrahedron.

## What is the oxidation number of P in PCl4?

The oxidation state of P in PCl4+1 is +5, while the oxidation state of P in PCl41 is +3.

### References:

3. https://www.thegeoexchange.org/chemistry/bonding/Lewis-Structures/PCl4-minus-lewis-structure.html
4. https://www.quora.com/Discuss-the-hybridisation-of-the-central-atom-in-PCl4-and-explain-the-bonding
6. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Tetrachlorophosphonium