7th edition 2F.1

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Alyssa Bryan 3F
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7th edition 2F.1

Postby Alyssa Bryan 3F » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:18 pm

State the relative orientation of each of the following hybrid orbitals: (a) sp3; (b) sp; (c) sp3d2; (d) sp2
How do you determine the orientation of these hybrid orbitals?

Nicole Elhosni 2I
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Re: 7th edition 2F.1

Postby Nicole Elhosni 2I » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:03 am

It is asking about the regions of electron density, as the # of hybridized orbitals is equal to the # of regions of electron density. So for sp, there are 2 regions, so it is linear. sp2 has 3 regions, trigonal planar. sp3 has 4 regions, tetrahedral. sp3d has 5 regions, trigonal bipyramidal. sp3d2 has 6 regions, so it is octohedral.

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