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What molecular compound is formed by Phosphorus and Fluorine?

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Hailey93 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted March 25, 2009 at 7:56 AM via web

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What molecular compound is formed by Phosphorus and Fluorine?

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kjcdb8er | Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted June 5, 2009 at 5:52 AM (Answer #1)

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Phosphorus and fluorine together form phosphorus trifluoride, or PF3.

PF3 has trigonal bipyramidal molecular geometry and can be polar or nonpolar depending on the binding locations of the flourine atoms. And it's toxic, similar in effect to carbon monoxide.

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