Triple Bond Hybridization


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Triple Bond Hybridization

Postby 605208780 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:40 pm

Hello! Could someone explain why a triple bond has a hybridization of sp

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Re: Triple Bond Hybridization

Postby 105335337 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:42 pm

A triple bond has a hybridization of sp because the central atom (which will have one triple bond and one other area of electron density) creates two areas of electron density, which has the hybridization of sp.

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Re: Triple Bond Hybridization

Postby BritneyP- 2c » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:53 pm

sp just demonstrates the amount of atoms around the central atom not the amount of bonds it has. There can be a unhybridized p orbital that is completely full to demonstrate the triple bond.

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Re: Triple Bond Hybridization

Postby Vicki Liu 2L » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:42 pm

When you're finding the hybridization, the focus should be on the number of regions of electron density not the bond order. With that said, a triple bond generally indicates sp hybridization because a triple bond generally means there are two regions of electron density for a completed octet.

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Re: Triple Bond Hybridization

Postby Leila_4G » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:54 pm

I'm kind of confused now...bond number (like triple/double/single) matters when dealing with hybridization?


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