Hybridization of large molecules


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Cecilia Jardon 1I
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Hybridization of large molecules

Postby Cecilia Jardon 1I » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:05 pm

To obtain the hybridization of a large molecule like caffeine for example, C8H10N4O2, you just look at the central atoms right?

StudentD2B
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Re: Hybridization of large molecules

Postby StudentD2B » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:49 pm

When there is more than one central atom in a molecule the hybridization of each central atom is matched to the shape at that atom predicted by VSEPR

Alan Chang
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Re: Hybridization of large molecules

Postby Alan Chang » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:56 am

I believe you will only have to look at the regions of electron density for the atom asked for. For example, they might ask for the hybridization of a certain carbon in caffeine.


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