s character


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Layla Manoochehri
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s character

Postby Layla Manoochehri » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:40 am

in the textbook it said "as the s-character of a hybrid orbital increases, the bond angle increases", can someone explain this? what is s-character?

Kenan Kherallah 2C
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Re: s character

Postby Kenan Kherallah 2C » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:47 am

So sp1 has a 180 degree angle, sp2 has a 120 angle and sp3 has a 109.5 angle so as the s character decreases the angle will smaller. Therefore if it increases rhen the angle increases

Emily Ng_4C
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Re: s character

Postby Emily Ng_4C » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:26 am

S-character is the ratio of the S to the P. For instance, an sp hybrid orbital would have a 1:1 and sp2 would be 1:2. And so, sp would have more s-character than sp2.

Lauren Huang 1H
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Re: s character

Postby Lauren Huang 1H » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:54 pm

It's essentially saying that the trend for s-character is the inverse of the trend for p-character.


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