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Hybridization of PF5

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:00 pm
by Sean Sugai 4E
The hybridization of the central atom, P, is sp3d because it's shape is trigonal bipyramidal. What is the hybridization of the terminal atoms, F?

Re: Hybridization of PF5

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:04 pm
by Vanessa Chuang 4F
The hybridization of the terminal atoms would be sp3 because it has one bonded pair of electrons and three lone pairs (which adds up to 4 regions of electron density).

Re: Hybridization of PF5

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:47 am
by Sion Hwang 4D
Each F atom has 4 electron domains (1 bonding with the P atom and 3 lone pairs). Meaning, the hybrid orbital would be sp3.

Re: Hybridization of PF5

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:34 am
by Shrayes Raman
Sp3 four regions of electron density

Re: Hybridization of PF5

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:27 am
by Jialun Chen 4F
Since F has 3 lone pairs and one bonded pairs, the electron density is thus tetrahedral, leads to hybridization of sp3.