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stating the hybridization of an atom

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:32 pm
by Caitlin_Murphy_3C
Do we need to include the shell (n value) when stating the hybridization of an atom? For example, in homework problem 2F.5 part A (7th edition), the solutions manual says the answer as just "sp" instead of "2sp". On the test, will we need to include the 2?

Re: stating the hybridization of an atom

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:50 pm
by gillianozawa4I
Although I'm not completely sure, I think you would have to state the "2" because the number in front of "sp" makes a difference in hybridization.

Re: stating the hybridization of an atom

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:45 pm
by angelagd3l
it is important to indicate the value before the shell, just to be safe you should double check with your TA

Re: stating the hybridization of an atom

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:19 pm
by Hilda Sauceda 3C
i would say it has to be 2 but maybe your TA can be more flexible with it so just ask to be safe