Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Isostructural species are those which have the same shape and hybridisation. Among the given species identify the isostructural pairs. (i) [NF3 and BF3] (ii) [BF4- and NH4+] (iii) [BCl3 and BrCl3] (iv) [NH3 and NO3-]

From a structural standpoint, we can see that, NF3 is pyramidal whereas BF3 is planar triangular. BF4- and NH4+ ions are tetrahedral in structure. BCl3 is triangular planar and BrCl3 is...

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