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, sp3d2COH2H2SPBr5

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Before we can get the hybridization of the central atom, we must first draw the Lewis structures for each.  

A) Let's start with COH2First, we identify the valence electrons, the total number of valence electrons:


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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

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