Problem: Complete the table below for the composition of hybrid orbitals.

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We're being asked to determine the composition of hybrid orbitals for each of the electronic geometry given.

1. Linear

AX2: Shape

• There are 2 groups (atoms) around the central element:

• It will need 2 orbitals to accommodate these 2 groups.

Orbitals that can be used by the central atom:

Subshell                   Total # of orbitals 

        s             _                 1 orbital  

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Complete the table below for the composition of hybrid orbitals.

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