Problem: Phosphine (PH3) reacts with borane (BH3) as follows: PH3 + BH3  ⟶  H3P—BH3(a) Which of the accompanying illustrations in the next column depicts the change, if any, in the orbital hybridization of P during this reaction? 

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Phosphine (PH3) reacts with borane (BH3) as follows: 

PH3 + BH3  ⟶  H3P—BH3

(a) Which of the accompanying illustrations in the next column depicts the change, if any, in the orbital hybridization of P during this reaction? 

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