Lyndons Worksheet Question 2
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:02 pm
For the composition of each bond and hybridization of each lone pair of HCOOH, how do we know to include the energy level when writing the hybridization? For example, in the C-O bond, the notation is sigma(C2sp^2, Osp^3). Why does oxygen not have a 2 before its sp3 hybridization? Also, how can we tell if an atom will occupy an unhybridized p orbital instead of a hyrbidized sp^2 orbital (Im talking about the double bonded O in HCOOH)?