Hybridization of Single Bonded Oxygen


Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Curtis Tam 1J
Posts: 105
Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:00 am

Hybridization of Single Bonded Oxygen

Postby Curtis Tam 1J » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:55 pm

Hey,

Just wondering if anyone knows if a single bonded oxygen is hybridized. My TA said it's not but I just wanted to confirm. Thx!

Alex Kashou
Posts: 38
Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:07 am

Re: Hybridization of Single Bonded Oxygen

Postby Alex Kashou » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:35 am

A single bonded oxygen is not hybridized because it has not converted to its lowest energy form. It has 2 open orbitals to open electrons with by default in its ground state, therefore making its first bonding unhybridized.


Return to “Hybridization”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests