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Postby Jessa Maheras 4F » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:27 am

How can you tell if promotion is possible in an atom? How does it relate to hybridization?

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Re: Promotion

Postby AprilPaz » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:10 am

A promotion occurs during hybridization when an atom needs to form a certain amount of bonds. For instance, carbon needs to bond 4 times. During hybiridzation we promote on electron in order to occupy space in an extra orbital.

Rita Chen 1B
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Re: Promotion

Postby Rita Chen 1B » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:18 am

So does promotion just refer to having an electron be at a higher electron state/bringing it to a higher orbital?

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Re: Promotion

Postby Reina Robles 2B » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:06 am

Yep, promotion means that an electron goes to a higher energy orbital. However, the orbital must be empty. So while carbon can promote an electron, nitrogen can’t (none of its p orbitals are empty).

I hope this helps!

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Re: Promotion

Postby brennayoung » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:48 am

Does anyone know how promotion figures into electron configuration and the bonding? Like is promotion different than just regular hybridization?

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Re: Promotion

Postby 705198479 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:23 pm

what type of problem deal with promotion? what exactly is this for?

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