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Postby 005199302 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:09 pm

In what way does hybridization explain bond strength?

Christine Chow 4G
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Re: hybridization

Postby Christine Chow 4G » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:13 pm

the greater the s character, the closer the orbitals are to the nucleus. This will give the molecule a stronger bond, so sp3<sp2<sp.

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Re: hybridization

Postby Olivia Young 1A » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:23 pm

Hybridization is related to bond strength such that the bond strength increases as the s character increases in the bond. Therefore, the sp hybridization has a stronger bond strength than sp2, sp2 is stronger than sp3, and etc. This is because the s-orbital is closer to the nucleus than p or d-orbitals, so the s-orbital has a stronger pull to the nucleus. This strong pull to the nucleus in s-orbitals creates a stronger bond between two atoms.

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