dsp3 vs. sp3d


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dsp3 vs. sp3d

Postby somyapanchal1D » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:48 pm

4.35 Identify the hybrid orbitals used by the atom in boldface type in each of the following species: (c) BrF3

I got the answer for this problem to be dsp3 since the lewis structure comes out to be a trigonal bipyramidal. However, the solutions manual shows that it is sp3d. Is one correct over the other? If so, what is the difference between the two?

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Re: dsp3 vs. sp3d

Postby Leah farhadi 1F » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:14 am

I think lavelle in class said that either way is okay, because in his lecture notes he writes it as dsp^3, but he said that the textbook writes it as sp^3d and both are correct.

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Re: dsp3 vs. sp3d

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:06 pm

dsp3 and sp3d are both correct.


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