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Why does R 3 P=O exist but R 3 N=O does not (R = alkyl group)?

Asked by Vaibhav Negi(INDRAPRASTHA WORLD SCHOOL) , on 22/6/10


N (unlike P) lacks the d -orbital. This restricts nitrogen to expand its coordination number beyond four. Hence, R 3 N=O does not exist.

Posted by prerna.bansal...on 22/6/10

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