S character


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Albert_Luu3K
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S character

Postby Albert_Luu3K » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:57 pm

In 6th edition textbook, question 4.43, it talks about s-character in regards to hybridization. What is s character?

Ryan Troutman 4L
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Re: S character

Postby Ryan Troutman 4L » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:03 pm

s-character is the contribution of the sigma type bond in hybridization So, if you have sp, it is a 50-50 percent s-p character ratio, while sp2 has a ratio of 33-66 and sp3 has a ratio of 25 to 75 s character to p character. It's simply the percent that the s takes up in hybridization.

Hadji Yono-Cruz 2L
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Re: S character

Postby Hadji Yono-Cruz 2L » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:28 am

Ryan Troutman 3J wrote:s-character is the contribution of the sigma type bond in hybridization So, if you have sp, it is a 50-50 percent s-p character ratio, while sp2 has a ratio of 33-66 and sp3 has a ratio of 25 to 75 s character to p character. It's simply the percent that the s takes up in hybridization.


This is correct. Also adding on, bonds with more s character are stronger and harder to break.

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Re: S character

Postby Albert_Luu3K » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:32 pm

Oh okay, I was just overthinking it. Thank you!


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