Problem: Strike-anywhere matches contain a layer of KClO3 and a layer of P4S3. The heat produced by the friction of striking the match causes these two compounds to react vigorously, which sets fire to the wooden stem of the match. KClO3 contains the ClO3− ion. P4S3 is an unusual molecule with the skeletal structure.(c) Assign a hybridization to the P atoms, the S atom, and the Cl atom in these species.

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Strike-anywhere matches contain a layer of KClO3 and a layer of P4S3. The heat produced by the friction of striking the match causes these two compounds to react vigorously, which sets fire to the wooden stem of the match. KClO3 contains the ClO3 ion. P4S3 is an unusual molecule with the skeletal structure.

(c) Assign a hybridization to the P atoms, the S atom, and the Cl atom in these species.


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