S character

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S character

Postby bgiorgi_3A » Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:07 am

Hey guys! I was working on 2F.15 and the wording tripped me up a bit. Would someone be able to explain the answer to this to me?
Noting that the bond angle of an sp3 hybridized atom is 109.5° and that of an sp2 hybridized atom is 120°, do you expect the bond angle between two hybrid orbitals to increase or decrease as the s-character of the hybrids is increased?

Anirudh Mahadev 1G
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Re: S character

Postby Anirudh Mahadev 1G » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:35 am

viewtopic.php?t=1255 Check out this post on Chemistry Community, I think it's helpful to explain what S-character means. Hope this helps!


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