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The correct order of hybridisation of the central atom in the following species : NH3,[PtCl4]2,PCl5 and BCl3 is

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dsp2,dsp3,sp2,sp3
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sp3,dsp2,dsp3,sp2
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dsp2,sp2,sp3,dsp3
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dsp2,sp3,sp2,sp3
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The correct option is A sp3,dsp2,dsp3,sp2
The correct order of hybridisation of the central atom in the following species : NH3,[PtCl4]2,PCl5 and BCl3 is sp3,dsp2,dsp3,sp2 respectively. The corresponding geometries are pyramidal, square planar, trigonal bipyramidal and trigonal planar respectively.

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