Hybridization


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AlexandraZuniga1L
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Hybridization

Postby AlexandraZuniga1L » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:01 pm

Is a tetrahedral structure sp^3?

Daniel Lai
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Re: Hybridization

Postby Daniel Lai » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:03 pm

Tetrahedral is indeed always sp3.

Alma Carrera 3C
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Re: Hybridization

Postby Alma Carrera 3C » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:15 pm

Yes because there are 4 regions of e- density around the central atom.

Anna O 2C
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Re: Hybridization

Postby Anna O 2C » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:20 pm

Yes, because the s orbital can only form one bond and the p orbital can form 3 bonds but the center atom in a tetrahedral shaped molecule forms 4 bonds so the s and 3 p orbitals must combine, resulting in an sp3 hybridized orbital.

timschaeffer Dis 1J
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Re: Hybridization

Postby timschaeffer Dis 1J » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:24 pm

yes because (number of regions of electron density) = (number of hybrid orbitals)

Xingzheng Sun 2K
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Re: Hybridization

Postby Xingzheng Sun 2K » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:03 pm

Yes, because the Tetrahedral shape has 4 bonds, which is 4 regions of electron density, resulting in an sp3 hybrid orbital.


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