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Promotion

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:27 am
by Jessa Maheras 4F
How can you tell if promotion is possible in an atom? How does it relate to hybridization?

Re: Promotion

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:10 am
by AprilPaz
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.

Re: Promotion

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:18 am
by Rita Chen 1B
So does promotion just refer to having an electron be at a higher electron state/bringing it to a higher orbital?

Re: Promotion

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:06 am
by Reina Robles 2B
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!

Re: Promotion

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:48 am
by brennayoung
Does anyone know how promotion figures into electron configuration and the bonding? Like is promotion different than just regular hybridization?

Re: Promotion

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:23 pm
by 705198479
what type of problem deal with promotion? what exactly is this for?