NEET Chemistry The p-Block Elements (XII) Questions Solved

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(a) Draw the structures of the following molecules :

(i) XeOF4                               (ii) H2SO4

(b) Write the structural difference between white phosphorus and red phosphorus.

(a) (i) XeOF4

Shape : Square pyramidal

(ii) H2SO4

Shape : Tetrahedral structure 

(b) White phosphorus exists as discrete P4 units with SP3 hybridized phosphorus atom, arranged tetrahedrally but in red phosphorus all P4 tetrahedral units are linked with each other to form polymeric structure.

 

White phosphorus

Red phosphorus

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