Problem: What is the hybridization of the phosphorus of the following molecule PS2-?a. sp3b. sp2c. spd. sp3d

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We are being asked to identify the hybrid orbitals used by phosphorus (P) or the hybridization of P in PS2-. First, we will have to draw the Lewis Structure of PS2-.


Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

P → less electronegative atom than S → central atom


Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.          

PS2-:

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What is the hybridization of the phosphorus of the following molecule PS2-?

a. sp3

b. sp2

c. sp

d. sp3d

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