Homework Problem 4.43

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

Savanna Gharibian 1A
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Homework Problem 4.43

For homework problem 4.43 it reads: Noting that the bond angle of an sp3 hybridized atom is 109.5 degrees, and that of an sp2 hybridized atom is 120 degrees, do you expect the bond angle between two hybrid orbitals to increase or decrease as the s-character of the hybrids is increased? The solutions manual says that as the s-character increases, the bond angle increases. Can someone please explain this concept? Thank you!

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Re: Homework Problem 4.43

Savanna Gharibian 1A
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Thank you!