what are terminal atoms?

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Ying Yan 1F
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what are terminal atoms?

Postby Ying Yan 1F » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:16 am

I read from the textbook that terminal atoms are not regarded as hybridized. (i.e. the Cl molecules in PCl5) What are the definition of terminal atoms? Thank you!

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Re: what are terminal atoms?

Postby JOtomo1F » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:22 pm

It is any atom besides the central atom. So pretty much everything connected/surrounding the central atom.

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Re: what are terminal atoms?

Postby Manav Govil 1B » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:24 pm

Actually, the Cl would have the hybridization of sp3.

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