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For test 3 number 3c., I was asked to write the hybridization a nitrogen atom that was bonded to a carbon and two hydrogens, and had a lone pair. I thought that it would have a tetrahedral formation with the four e- densities, so I labeled it sp3 and it was wrong. What's the correct hybridization and why?
Because of the 3 bonds and one lone pair, although the geometry is tetrahedral, the actual shape would be trigonal pyramidal, because of the lone pair. This would result in angles slightly less than 109.5 degrees.
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