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Hybridization

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:01 pm
by AlexandraZuniga1L
Is a tetrahedral structure sp^3?

Re: Hybridization

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:03 pm
by Daniel Lai
Tetrahedral is indeed always sp3.

Re: Hybridization

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:15 pm
by Alma Carrera 3C
Yes because there are 4 regions of e- density around the central atom.

Re: Hybridization

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:20 pm
by Anna O 2C
Yes, because the s orbital can only form one bond and the p orbital can form 3 bonds but the center atom in a tetrahedral shaped molecule forms 4 bonds so the s and 3 p orbitals must combine, resulting in an sp3 hybridized orbital.

Re: Hybridization

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:24 pm
by timschaeffer Dis 1J
yes because (number of regions of electron density) = (number of hybrid orbitals)

Re: Hybridization

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:03 pm
by Xingzheng Sun 2K
Yes, because the Tetrahedral shape has 4 bonds, which is 4 regions of electron density, resulting in an sp3 hybrid orbital.