Problem: Give the expected hybridization of the central atom for the molecules or ions.f. OCN-, SCN-, N3- (Carbon is the central atom in OCN - and SCN-.)

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We are being asked to identify the hybrid orbitals of the central atom for the molecules or ions.



For OCN-:

O          Group 6A        6 valence e

C          Group 4A        4 valence e-

N          Group 3A        3 valence e-

charge       -1               1 valence e-    

Total = 14 valence e


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Give the expected hybridization of the central atom for the molecules or ions.

f. OCN-, SCN-, N3- (Carbon is the central atom in OCN - and SCN-.)

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