Hybridized increases or decreases

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Hybridized increases or decreases

Postby Karolina herrera1F » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:23 am

Can someone answer what having a a bond angle of an sp3 hybridized atom is 109.5 and that of an sp2 hybridized atom of 120 will the hybrid orbitals increase or decrease? How do we know when they increase or decrease?

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Re: Hybridized increases or decreases

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:51 am

If you are referring to increase and decrease of the bond angles like 109.5* and 120*, then it is determined by the structure. So sp3 is tetrahedral, so it has the same angle of 109.5* as the regular tetrahedrals. Same with the sp2 having a structure of trigonal planar and 120* bond angles.

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