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Solution: What is the hybridization of the central atom of each of the following molecules? Match the atoms below with their number---sp, sp2, sp3, sp3d, sp3d2COH2H2SPBr5

Solution: What is the hybridization of the central atom of each of the following molecules? Match the atoms below with their number---sp, sp2, sp3, sp3d, sp3d2COH2H2SPBr5

Problem

What is the hybridization of the central atom of each of the following molecules? Match the atoms below with their number---sp, sp2, sp3, sp3d, sp3d2

COH2

H2S

PBr5

Solution

$COH_2$: Carbon, being the central atom, has 3 groups around it, so it is $sp^2$ hybridized because it needs 3 orbitals, 1 s and 2 p.

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