Problem: Fill in the hybridization for each of the compounds.CompoundBondsLone PairGeometryShapeHybridizationCO220LinearLinearH2O22TetrahedralV-shapedNO2-21Trigonal planarV-shaped

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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

CO2

2

0

Linear

Linear


H2O

2

2

Tetrahedral

V-shaped


NO2-

2

1

Trigonal planar

V-shaped



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