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Hybridization: CH4
« on: June 04, 2004, 09:53:06 AM »
Can anyone tell me which of the following molecules has a different hybridization from the other three?
 
      CH4
      NF3
      BF3
      H2O
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2004, 01:45:27 PM »
As long the central atom in each case is surrounded by the same number groups (atoms, functional group, or lone pair), you can safely say that they possess the same hybridisation state.
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Re:Hybridization
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2004, 05:52:11 AM »
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  If you could start new topics when you have new qustions, that would save me a considerable amount of work.  Thanks,

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Re:Hybridization
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2004, 11:30:18 PM »
VSEPR & Hybridisation are closely related. Check out this link for more information:

http://www.chem.purdue.edu/gchelp/vsepr/
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Re:Hybridization
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2004, 01:06:12 AM »
                 hybridization shape
      CH4        sp3          tetrahedral
      NF3         sp3          pyramidal
      BF3         sp2          flat
      H2O        sp3          angular
« Last Edit: June 07, 2004, 01:07:56 AM by AWK »
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