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In most stable structure of $ClF_3$ molecule, how many lone pairs are there in equatorial positions

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;3&(b)\;4\\(c)\;2&(d)\;5\end{array}$

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Two lone pairs are there in equatorial position of the most stable structure of $ClF_3$ because the lone pairs are at equatorial position so there are less l.p.-b.p. repulsions as compared to others in which the l.p. are at axial positions.
Hence (c) is the correct answer.
answered Dec 6, 2013 by sreemathi.v
edited Apr 3, 2014 by mosymeow_1

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