We are being asked to identify the hybrid orbitals or the hybridization of the molecules.
Part A. CH2Cl2
First, we will have to draw the Lewis Structure of CH2Cl2
Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.
• C → less electronegative atom than Cl; H can only form 1 bond → C is the central atom
Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.
How do you know the hybrid orbitals of a compound? For example, what are the hybrid orbitals of CH2Cl2, C2H4, and C2H2?
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