orbitals used in bonding

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orbitals used in bonding

Postby Eljie_2F » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:47 pm

In HCONH2, there is a double bond between Carbon and Oxygen. How do you know which orbitals are used in this double bond? I thought that each atom would hybridize and the bond formations would be sigma(Osp2, Csp2) and pi(O2p, C2p) but others say that the oxygen does not hybridize and that the sigma bond would be (O2p, Csp2). Which is correct and what is the explanation for it? Thanks

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Re: orbitals used in bonding

Postby jonathanshi_1A » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:51 pm

With what you've said, I would agree that oxygen and carbon would would have a pi(O2p, C2p) due to the fact that both atoms have 3 areas of electron density and therefore reserve the last orbital for the pi bond. If this is wrong, someone please let me know!

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