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4.81

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:11 am
by ClaireHW
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!

(Claire Woolson Dis 3J)

Re: 4.81

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:00 pm
by Shawn Patel 1I
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.