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4.31

Postby tiffanyteguh1C » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:53 am

How do you find the relative orientation of hybrid orbitals? (i.e. sp^3 and sp^3d^2)

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Re: 4.31

Postby Ethan Vuong 3G » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:47 pm

What I do is I add up all of the exponents (sp=2, sp^2=3,etc.). The sum I relate to the molecular structures so 2 would be linear, 4 is tetrahedral, etc.

hope this kinda helps. i know its a bad explanation.

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Re: 4.31

Postby Joyce Lee 1C » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:32 pm

You can use regions of electron density to easily determine shape and hybridization and vice-versa. For example, 3 regions of electron density corresponds to both a trigonal planar shape and sp^2 hybridization (s p p). 4 regions of electron density corresponds to a tetrahedral shape sp^3 hybridization ( s p p p).


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