Which of the following statements is correct regarding the structure of PCI5?
  • a)
    Three P—Cl bonds lie in one plane and two P—Cl bonds lie above and below the equatorial plane
  • b)
    Five P—Cl bonds lie in the same plane
  • c)
    The bond angle in all P—Cl bonds is 90°
  • d)
    The bond length of all P—Cl bonds is same
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

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In PCI5, three axial and two equatorial bonds are present.

In PCI5, three axial and two equatorial bonds are present.
In PCI5, three axial and two equatorial bonds are present.