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.
• A → central atom
• X → atoms bonded with the central element
• E → lone pairs
Square planar geometry:
If a molecule has square planar molecular geometry, what must be its hybridization?
4. sp3d 2
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Hybridization concept. You can view video lessons to learn Hybridization. Or if you need more Hybridization practice, you can also practice Hybridization practice problems.
What is the difficulty of this problem?
Our tutors rated the difficulty ofIf a molecule has square planar molecular geometry, what mus...as medium difficulty.
How long does this problem take to solve?
Our expert Chemistry tutor, Dasha took 1 minute and 12 seconds to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.
What professor is this problem relevant for?
Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Campion's class at TEXAS.