2F:7.d


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Joanne Kang 3I
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2F:7.d

Postby Joanne Kang 3I » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:51 am

Identify the hybrid orbitals used by the atom in boldface red type in each of the following species:
d. SeF3+

Why is the answer sp3?
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Kurtis Liang 3I
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Re: 2F:7.d

Postby Kurtis Liang 3I » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:07 pm

SeF3+ has 4 regions of electron density because of its lone pair and 3 bonded atoms, so its steric number is 4, giving it a hybridization of sp3.

Sydney Pell 2E
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Re: 2F:7.d

Postby Sydney Pell 2E » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:48 pm

The number of hybridized orbitals is equal to the number of atomic orbitals around the central atom. So, the hybridization is sp3 to match the four atomic orbitals around the central atom that is seen in its Lewis structure.


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