Problem: Fill in the hybridization for each of the compounds.CompoundBondsLone PairGeometryShapeHybridizationCF440TetrahedralTetrahedralSO330Trigonal planarTrigonal planarSF441Trigonal bipyramidalSeesaw

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Recall the orbitals that can be used by the central atom:

Subshell                   Total # of orbitals 

        s             _                 1 orbital  

        p          _ _ _              3 orbitals

        d        _ _ _ _ _          5 orbitals

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Fill in the hybridization for each of the compounds.


Compound

Bonds

Lone Pair

Geometry

Shape

Hybridization

CF4

4

0

Tetrahedral

Tetrahedral


SO3

3

0

Trigonal planar

Trigonal planar


SF4

4

1

Trigonal bipyramidal

Seesaw



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