Hybridization  [ENDORSED]


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victoria1l
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Hybridization

Postby victoria1l » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:46 pm

what would the hybridization of Xe be in XeF4 ? I'm confused as to how to figure this out since the central atom has two regions of electron density

JulietOttenberg-1C
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Re: Hybridization  [ENDORSED]

Postby JulietOttenberg-1C » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:50 pm

in this molecule, Xe has six regions of electron density. It has two lone pairs and four bonds with F, so it would be a sp3d2 hybrid orbital

victoria1l
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Re: Hybridization

Postby victoria1l » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:06 pm

My bad I meant two lone pairs. thank you!

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Re: Hybridization

Postby Megan Phan 1K » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:48 pm

With 2 lone pairs and 4 bonds with F, totals up to 6. So it would be sp3d2 hybridization


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