We are being asked to identify the hybrid orbitals used by the central atom in BCl3. First, we will have to draw the Lewis Structure of PCl3.
Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.
• Boron (EN = 2) is less electronegative than Cl (EN = 3) so the central atom of the structure is B.
Indicate the hybridization of the central atom in BCl3.
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