. Draw the structure of and identify the number


of single P - O bonds .P4O6

 

Best Answer

Solution:

It is the anhydride of orthophosphoric acid,  (phosphorus trioxide) therefore also known as phosphorous oxide or phosphorous anhydride. P4O6

It is a solid soft white color. It is an anhydride of an acid so it behaves as  an acidic and will hydrolyze in water to generate phosphorous acid. Phosphorus trioxide is a dimer with the formula . P4O6

Structure of can be shown as: P4O6

 

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Number of single P-O bonds are 12 as shown in the figure.

 

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