Lewis structure for pcl2


Consider the phosphodichloride (PCl2-) anion.


–> Central atom here is Phosphorus, the symbol is P

–> Lone pairs are around the central atom — 2

–> Ideal angle between the phosphorus-chlorine bonds — as it has bent or angular structure so ideal bond angle will be 109.4.

–> you have two nb pairs pushing on the bond pairs, so the angles will be smaller than 109.47. because of the two nb pairs.

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