Question : a) 2 sp hybrid orbitals
b) 1 sp hybrid orbitals
c) 2 sp^2 hybrid orbitals
d) 3 sp ^2 hybrid orbitals
e) 1 sp^2 hybrid orbitals
the answer is d 3 sp ^2 hybrid orbitals, but why please explain will give 5 pts to best answer
Answer : Whenever a number of orbitals combine, the result must be the same number of orbitals. This automatically rules out a, b, c, and e. So at this point you already know the answer has to be d.
As for the sp2 part, since you have _one_ s orbital and _two_ p orbitals, it is fairly obvious that it should be sp2. Similarly, sp means one s orbital + one p orbital; sp3 means one s orbital and three p orbitals, etc. (sp3d, sp3d2, sp3d3)
Question : Which type of hybrid orbitals on sulfur are used to make the sigma bonds in SF4?
A) sp2 B) sp C) sp3 D) sp3d E)sp3d2
How is this question answered?
Answer : Look at the shape of the molecule,then choose a hybrid orbital that is consistent...
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Hybridisation and molecule shape
probably sp3d trigonal bipyramidal
Question : How do I indicate the hybridization of carbon in a acetaminophen ?
Answer : All the carbons in acetominophen are sp2 except for the methyl group of the N-acetyl group. That one is sp3.