Hybridization of H2


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Jessica Li 4F
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Hybridization of H2

Postby Jessica Li 4F » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:22 pm

Does H2, since its linear, have a sp hybridization even though it doesn't have "access," per say, to p orbitals in its ground state electrons? Would it not have hybridized orbitals in general?

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Re: Hybridization of H2

Postby AVerma_F19 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:12 pm

There is no need for the orbitals to hybridize since they each have 2 unpaired electrons in the s orbital. Hybridization is observed when there are more sigma bonds than the number of unpaired valence electrons in the ground state of the central atom.

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Re: Hybridization of H2

Postby Zaynab Hashm 2I » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:16 pm

hybridization is a concept used for mixing or overlapping s and p orbitals, and since hydrogen only has a 1s orbital, it doesn't hybridize.


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