Hypervalent Hybridization

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Hellen Truong 2J
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Hypervalent Hybridization

Postby Hellen Truong 2J » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:30 pm

How do we visualize the hybridization of something like the sulfur in SO4 2-?

Clement Ng
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Re: Hypervalent Hybridization

Postby Clement Ng » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:31 pm

The hybridization of a sulfate ion would be sp3. You can picture it like it's Ch4 as if it's a tetrahedral. Hope this answered your question.

Shawn Patel 1I
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Re: Hypervalent Hybridization

Postby Shawn Patel 1I » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:46 am

In SO4 2-, we see that the sulfur is bonded to four oxygens. This means it has four bonding densities, and therefore the hybridization would be sp3. You would have a tetrahedral shape with 4 atomic orbitals and 4 hybrid orbitals.

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