11th Class Chemistry Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Question Bank 11th CBSE Chemistry Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

  • question_answer In \[S{{F}_{4}}\] molecule, the lone pair of electrons occupies an equatorial position rather than axial position in the overall trigonal bipyramidal arrangement. Why?

    Answer:

                    The \[lp-bp\] repulsions are less if it occupies equatorial position than if it occupies axial position. As a result, energy is less and stability is more (see page 4/50).


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