Hybridization Beyond sp3

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Omer Lavian 2K
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Hybridization Beyond sp3

Postby Omer Lavian 2K » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:54 pm

I saw someone ask a question about hybridization beyond sp3 here. Will we be expected to know about that for the midterm, the final, or for any other parts of this course?

Franklin Kong 3D
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Re: Hybridization Beyond sp3

Postby Franklin Kong 3D » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:19 pm

Usually hybrid orbitals beyond sp3 do not appear on the midterm. However, it would be the safest bet to know the hybridizations covered in the course reader, which includes two hybrid orbitals beyond sp3: dsp3 and d2sp3 (page 103).

Janice Kim 3I
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Re: Hybridization Beyond sp3

Postby Janice Kim 3I » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:26 am

It's better to understand that usually when the atom, more specifically the central atom, has an expanded octet, we need to utilize a hybridization beyond sp3. For example, XeF4 has an expanded octet and a hybridization sp^3d^2 because it has 6 electron density regions. Molecules such as XeF4 are pretty common based on what we have done in the textbook and in class, so it is best to practice hybridization beyond sp3 for other parts of the course as well.

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