Problem: Indicate the hybridization of the central atom in GeH4.

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We are being asked to identify the hybridization of the central atom in GeH4

First, we will have to draw the Lewis Structure of GeH4.


Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Hydrogen (H) only forms 1 bond →Ge is the central atom


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

GeH4:

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Indicate the hybridization of the central atom in GeH4.