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Hybridization Easy Way

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by osimsDDS, May 30, 2008.

  1. osimsDDS

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    question....if you memorize the geometry and what orbitals pertain to each would that work?

    ex/ BrF3 if you draw out the lewis structure has 2 lone pairs and 3 bonded pairs so that would make 5 orbitals which is sp3d.

    I figured out a pattern...you just draw out the lewis structure and add the orbitals then memorize it and ur good....would that work for every situation or no?

    Electron Geometry # of orbitals Hybridization
    Linear 2 sp
    Trigonal Planar 3 sp2
    Tetrahedral 4 sp3
    Trigonal Bipyramidal 5 sp3d
    Octahedral 6 sp3d2
     
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  3. osimsDDS

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    crap i made that table at the bottom all nice and it didnt work out when i submited the thread....

    Its supposed to be: Electron Geometry.....# of Orbitals.....Hybridization

    I guess you guys will figure it out...
     

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