Problem: Which hybridization scheme occurs about nitrogen when nitrogen forms a double bond?

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We are asked which hybridization scheme occurs about nitrogen when nitrogen forms a double bond.


Let's take a look at a hypothetical molecule that would have this. 

  • N likes to have 3 bonds and 1 lone pair.


Orbitals that can be used by the central atom:

Subshell                   Total # of orbitals 

        s           _                1 orbital  

        p          _ _ _          3 orbitals

        d        _ _ _ _ _      5 orbitals


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Which hybridization scheme occurs about nitrogen when nitrogen forms a double bond?

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