Sapling#11


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Shreya Patel- 2D
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Sapling#11

Postby Shreya Patel- 2D » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:25 pm

Hi everyone! Why is the hybridization of the molecule below sp3? I am really confused with hybridization and lewis structure. Thank you!
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Ivan Chen 2H
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Re: Sapling#11

Postby Ivan Chen 2H » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:29 pm

It has 3 bonded atoms and one lone pair, so 4 hybrid orbitals are needed.

Ryan Laureano 3I
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Re: Sapling#11

Postby Ryan Laureano 3I » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:43 pm

There are four orbitals needed to be filled. SP3 is the hybridization notation that fits this.

Lisa Wang 3B
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Re: Sapling#11

Postby Lisa Wang 3B » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:54 pm

Hi!
sp^3 would mean that s (1 orbital) and p^3 (3 orbitals) which corresponds to the 3 bonded pairs + 1 lone pair.

Jalyn 3G
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Re: Sapling#11

Postby Jalyn 3G » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:16 pm

Hello! Four hybrid orbitals are needed since there are 3 bonded pairs and 1 lone pair, which is given by sp^3. There is one orbital for s and 3 orbitals for p^3.

Bailey Giovanoli 1L
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Re: Sapling#11

Postby Bailey Giovanoli 1L » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:50 pm

For some reason, this did not click in my head when Dr. Lavelle went over it in the lecture. However, this makes complete sense now. You guys are life savers!!

joshtully
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Re: Sapling#11

Postby joshtully » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:34 pm

It is because there are 4 orbitals (1 s and 3 p).


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