Q: The hybridization of P in phosphate ion (PO_{4}^{3-}) is the same as in

(A) I in ICl_{4}^{–}

(B) S in SO_{3}

(C) N in NO_{3}^{–}

(D) S in SO_{3}^{2-}

Solution: P in PO_{4}^{3-} has sp^{3} hybridization like S in SO_{3}^{2-}

Hence **(D) **is the correct answer.