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Composition of a Bond

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:10 pm
by Kristina Nguyen 1C
Would the composition of the OH bond in HCOOH be made up of a sigma(H1s, O2s)? Thanks!

Re: Composition of a Bond

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:17 pm
by Caroline C 1G
The composition of the OH bond would be sigma(H 1s, O 2sp^3). The oxygen has 4 areas of electron density (two single bonds and two lone pairs), and that is why the composition of the OH bond includes "2sp^3".

Re: Composition of a Bond

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:28 pm
by Kristina Nguyen 1C
Oh yeah I totally overlooked the lone pairs, thanks!

Re: Composition of a Bond

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:31 pm
by Essly Mendoza 1J
When we write the composition of bonds for Carbon, why is it that we write a 2 in front of the hybridization, like this C2sp^2?

Re: Composition of a Bond

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:38 pm
by Cali Rauk1D
the 2 is for the row number

Re: Composition of a Bond

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:38 am
by Essly Mendoza 1J
Thanks!

Re: Composition of a Bond

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:17 am
by JonathanLam1G
Does anyone know why the pi bond is often (O 2p, O 2p) for let's say a double bond between two O atoms....and not (O 2sp^2, O 2sp^2)