Hybridization


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AlexandraZuniga1L
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Hybridization

Postby AlexandraZuniga1L » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:59 pm

Is a linear structure considered sp^2?

Daniel Lai
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Re: Hybridization

Postby Daniel Lai » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:01 pm

It depends. Different numbers of lone pairs can change the hybridization of the central atom but not change the shape. For example, a linear geometry can have 0 or 3 lone pairs.

jocelyntzeng
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Re: Hybridization

Postby jocelyntzeng » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:07 pm

depends because hybridization only determines electron arrangement on the central atom

janeane Kim4G
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Re: Hybridization

Postby janeane Kim4G » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:21 pm

Yes, an AX2E would be a liner structure, but you should also know that there are other VSEPR structures that translate to liner, for example AX2E3.


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