Which element is most likely to form three covalent bonds: P, C, S, Si, Se?

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Jul 1, 2017

Answer:

Which element is most likely to have a #+III# or #-III# oxidation state?

Explanation:

#PCl_3#, #PH_3#, #P(CH_3)_3#............All of these are real compounds that we can use in the laboratory. The formulation of the alkyls, halides, and hydrides is a little bit different for carbon, sulfur, silicon, and selenium........And so your choice is clear.........