Problem: The hybridization of the letter C atom (N in NH2) is ________, and the letter F atom is ________. Enter one of the following: sp, sp2, sp3, sp3d  sp3d2. The bond angle on Y is _________  and the bond angle on Z _________. Enter one of the following: 90, 109.5, 120, 180.

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For atom C: There are 4 domains or groups around central element N in RNH2:

▪ 3 atoms + 1 lone pair = 4 domains


• It will need 4 orbitals to accommodate this 4 groups.

Orbitals that can be used by the central atom:

 Subshell                   Total # of orbitals 

        s             _                 1 orbital  

        p          _ _ _              3 orbitals

        d        _ _ _ _ _          5 orbitals


 1 s orbital + 3 p orbitals = 4 orbitals (4 groups)

 s p p p = sp3

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The hybridization of the letter C atom (N in NH2) is ________, and the letter F atom is ________. Enter one of the following: sp, sp2, sp3, sp3d  sp3d2

The bond angle on Y is _________  and the bond angle on Z _________. Enter one of the following: 90, 109.5, 120, 180.


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