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Artin Allahverdian 2H
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Postby Artin Allahverdian 2H » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:51 pm

Can someone please explain 2F5 letters b and c (7th edition) in the homework? I am having a hard time understanding the whole hybridization concept, so I’d be quite grateful if someone could summarize it for me. Thanks!

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Re: Homework

Postby Jeffrey Xiao 4A » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:33 pm

For part b) BH3 when you draw the lewis structure the B is the central atom bonded to 3 hydrogen atoms which means there are 3 regions of electron density which correlates to sp2 since there will be one hybridized orbital (1 s +2 p=3 total hybridized orbitals) for each bond.

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Re: Homework

Postby Rachana Jayaraman 1H » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:07 pm

For part c) when you draw the Lewis structure, you see that B is the central atom and it is bonded to 4 H atoms. This indicates that it has 4 regions of electron density, so it must be sp3 hybridized since there will be 4 hybridized orbitals, one for each bond ( 1 s orbital + 3 p orbitals = 4sp hybridized orbitals).

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