Problem: The As-As bond length in elemental arsenic is 2.48 Å. The Cl-Cl bond length in Cl2 is 1.99 Å.What bond length is predicted for AsCl3, using the atomic radii in the figure?
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We’re being asked to predict the length of the As–Cl bond in AsCl3.
As-As bond = 2.48 Å
Cl-Cl bond = 1.99 Å
We have to determine first the structure of AsCl3.
Draw the Lewis Structure of AsCl3:
The As-As bond length in elemental arsenic is 2.48 Å. The Cl-Cl bond length in Cl2 is 1.99 Å.
What bond length is predicted for AsCl3, using the atomic radii in the figure?
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