We are being asked to identify the hybridization of the central atom in the given molecules
Orbitals that can be used by the central atom:
Subshell Total # of orbitals
s _ 1 orbital
p _ _ _ 3 orbitals
d _ _ _ _ _ 5 orbitals
Total valence electrons;
O Group 6A 6 valence e‑ x 3
Total = 18 valence e‑
Lewis Structure for the molecule
Describe the hybrid orbitals used by the central atom and the type(s) of bonds formed in
c) COCl2 (C is central).
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