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Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:27 am
How can you tell if promotion is possible in an atom? How does it relate to hybridization?
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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?
Posted: 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!
Posted: 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?
Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:23 pm
what type of problem deal with promotion? what exactly is this for?