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    In phosphine, PH3, the H-P-H has angles at 93.6 degrees. Describe the bonding of the molecule per valence bond theory.

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    The basis of valence bond theory is that pairs of valence electrons around an atom will repel one another, this creates certain orientations in the molecule and gives it a certain geometric shape. This theory of bonding uses the term electron group which is any collection of valence electrons that is ...

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    A description of bonding of a molecule per valence bond theory is given.