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The structure of $ClF_3$ is

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Answer : (c)
There are $4\times 7=28$ valence electrons in $ClF_3$.These are distributed as
There are five pairs of electrons around Cl.Hence,its hybridization is $sp^3d$ which leads trigonal bipyramid structure.The actual structure is T-shaped as shown in (c)
answered Jul 29, 2014 by sreemathi.v
 
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