Problem: If a molecule has square planar molecular geometry, what must be its hybridization?1. sp22. sp3d3. sp34. sp3d 25. sp

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We’re going to use the molecular geometry of the molecule to determine its hybridization.

The geometry of the molecule is square planar. Square planar geometry has 6 groups around the central atom. It is represented by the general formula AX4E2.

Where:

A → central atom
X → atoms bonded with the central element
E → lone pairs

Square planar geometry:

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If a molecule has square planar molecular geometry, what must be its hybridization?

1. sp2

2. sp3d

3. sp3

4. sp32

5. sp

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