Problem: Indicate the hybridization of the central atom in AlCl4–.

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We are being asked to identify the hybridization of the central atom in AlCl4. First, we will have to draw the Lewis Structure of AlCl4.


Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Al → less electronegative atom than Cl → central atom


Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.          

AlCl4:


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Indicate the hybridization of the central atom in AlCl4.

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