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    in the period 3 chlorides y does wen Phosphorous Chloride react with water the solution is acidic, even though the phosphorous is bonded with hydroxide molecules??? aye?? aye?? aye??
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    in the period 3 chlorides y does wen Phosphorous Chloride react with water the solution is acidic, even though the phosphorous is bonded with hydroxide molecules??? aye?? aye?? aye??
    No, PCL5 + 4H2O ----> H3PO4 + 5HCL

    Thats why its acidic..
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    yea i know it says that in the book, but then next to it is a picture that shows PCl(5) undergoing nucleophillic substitution to add on hydroxide ions...........
 
 
 

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