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4.81

Postby ClaireHW » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:11 am

Borazine, B3N3H3, a compound that has been called "inorganic benzene" because of its similar hexagonal structure (but with alternating B and N atoms in place of C atoms), is the basis of a large class of boron-nitrogen compounds. Write its Lewis structure and predict the composition of the hybrid orbitals used by B and N atoms.

I'm mostly confused about the second task.

Thanks!

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Re: 4.81

Postby Shawn Patel 1I » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:00 pm

Hey,

Once you draw out the lewis structure, the question is asking you for the hybridization of the B and N atoms. Since there are three bonding regions around both the B and N atoms, the orbitals will be sp^2 hybridized.


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