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In PCl5, phosphorus is in sp3d hybridised state but all its five bonds are not

equivalent. Justify your answer with reason.

Chemistry - Exemplar Problems

Chapter 7. The p-block elements


It has trigonal bipyramidal geometry,in which two Cl atoms occupy axial positions while 3 occupy equitorial positions.All the 5 P-Cl bonds are not identical.There are two types of bond lengths (i) axial (ii) equitorial
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