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Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:20 pm
I don't quite understand what s-character means, and why bond angles increases as s-character increases. Could someone try to explain the to me?
Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:07 pm
I know this doesn't directly answer your question but 4.43 isn't in Lavelle's homework problem list, so we won't be required to know that information.
Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:05 pm
I think s-character refers to how much of the hybrid orbital is from the s orbital. So for example, the sp hybrid orbital would be 50% s-character, while the sp^3 hybrid orbital would have 25% s-character.