Chemical Bonding

In PCl5 the bond angles in equatorial and axial planes are
a)60° and 120°
b)120° and 90°
c)120° and 60°
d)120° and 180°
what does "equatorial and axial planes" mean here ?

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Swarna Kamal Dhyawala ·

Swarna Kamal Dhyawala ·

Look it has three atoms in equatorial position which are in 120° angle and 2 atoms are axial position at 90° angle ..this structure is called as trigonal bipyramidal structure
answer is (B)120° and 90°

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