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2F.5

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:39 pm
by Annie Ye
State the hybridization of the atom in boldface red type in each of the following molecules and ions: (a) BeCl2; (b) BH3; (c) BH42; (d) SiF4.

Re: 2F.5

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:50 pm
by zachary_nhem_4I
a) sp
b) sp^2
c) sp^3
d) sp^3

Re: 2F.5

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:59 am
by CalvinTNguyen2D
Hybridization cam be found relatively straightforward by drawing out the lewis structures for each molecule!

Re: 2F.5

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:33 am
by Maya Pakulski 1D
Here's a good video that goes through types of hybridization with lots of examples!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otYj92d7rB0

Re: 2F.5

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:30 am
by Megan Vu 1J
For hybridization, you should be able to know it by drawing out the Lewis Structure. Then, you can look at the number of electron densities in order to figure out the hybridization.
For rules of hybridization, 2 electron densities means sp, 3 electron densities means sp2, 4 electron densities means sp3, 5 electron densities means sp3d, and 6 electron densities means sp3d2.