Sixth Edition, Example 4.6

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Dayna Pham 1I
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Sixth Edition, Example 4.6

Postby Dayna Pham 1I » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:05 am

In this example, it shows the image of how a the bonds form.

Why is it C sp2 instead of C 2sp2? As well as O sp2 instead of O 2sp2? Aren't oxygen and Carbon in the second row?

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Lauren Ho 2E
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Re: Sixth Edition, Example 4.6

Postby Lauren Ho 2E » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:18 pm

I think I remember my TA saying that the numbers denoting row are unnecessary (though correct) when writing hybridizations. So in your case, writing them either way would probably be alright!

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Re: Sixth Edition, Example 4.6

Postby Hannah Yates 1K » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:30 pm

The numbers are just something extra he wrote out on the board, but they aren’t really talked about in the textbook. I would still recommend putting it on the test if asked.

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