Subject: Why is there no dimers in Boron Chloride BCl3?
Date: Wed Feb 2 04:19:23 2005
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Aluminium Chloride AlCl3 molecules exist as dimers There is empty orbital on
Aluminium atom. Chloride atoms form dative covalent bond with Aluminium atom
with their lone pair electrons, which give rise to a dimer.
Boron is in the same group as Aluminium, but why doesn't BCl3 form dimers?
Textbooks just state the fact but with no explaination given. Thanks for the
Re: Why is there no dimers in Boron Chloride BCl3?
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