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sp hybridization

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:25 am
by MaryBanh_2K
How do linear molecules have an sp hybridization?

Re: sp hybridization

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:17 am
by Parker Smith
Since a linear molecule deals with the double bonding of 2 other atoms to the central atom, the central atom must hybridize its orbitals to include the available amount of bonding electrons. For example, CO2 has 2 c double bonded o regions. Since carbon needs 4 electrons to perform this task, it must hybridize its s and p orbitals to use 2 electrons for each bond.

Re: sp hybridization

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:27 am
by 405335722
anything that has two boding regions (could be bonds or lone pairs) have an sp hybridization

Re: sp hybridization

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:25 pm
by Chetas Holagunda 3H
Since linear molecules have two main regions of electron density, the two hybrid orbitals that will arise are SP orbitals. This is a hybridization between the S and the one of the P orbitals.

Re: sp hybridization

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:50 pm
by Junxi Feng 3B
For a linear structure, the central atom must hybridize its sp orbitals to produce valence electrons, which can bond (or overlap) with another two atoms.