Problem: According to VSEPR theory, the geometry of the PH3 molecule is best described as: linear, trigonal planar, tetrahedral, bent, or trigonal pyramidal.

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We’re being asked to determine the geometry of PH3. The possible molecular shapes are:


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According to VSEPR theory, the geometry of the PH3 molecule is best described as: linear, trigonal planar, tetrahedral, bent, or trigonal pyramidal.

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