sp hybridization

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sp hybridization

Postby MaryBanh_2K » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:25 am

How do linear molecules have an sp hybridization?

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Re: sp hybridization

Postby Parker Smith » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:17 am

Since a linear molecule deals with the double bonding of 2 other atoms to the central atom, the central atom must hybridize its orbitals to include the available amount of bonding electrons. For example, CO2 has 2 c double bonded o regions. Since carbon needs 4 electrons to perform this task, it must hybridize its s and p orbitals to use 2 electrons for each bond.

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Re: sp hybridization

Postby 405335722 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:27 am

anything that has two boding regions (could be bonds or lone pairs) have an sp hybridization

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Re: sp hybridization

Postby Chetas Holagunda 3H » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:25 pm

Since linear molecules have two main regions of electron density, the two hybrid orbitals that will arise are SP orbitals. This is a hybridization between the S and the one of the P orbitals.

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Re: sp hybridization

Postby Junxi Feng 3B » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:50 pm

For a linear structure, the central atom must hybridize its sp orbitals to produce valence electrons, which can bond (or overlap) with another two atoms.

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