In the solid state PCl5 exists as an ionic solid - True or False?
In the solid state PCl5 exists as [PCl4]+[PCl6]−. Do note that the PCl5 is borderline ionic-covalent. In other words, the compound has nearly equal characteristics of both ionic and covalent characters!
The cation [PCl4]+ is tetrahedral while [PCl6]− is octahedral