Problem: Indicate which orbitals overlap to form the σ bonds in the following molecule.NH3a. between a hybrid sp orbital on N and an s orbital on Hb. between a hybrid sp2 orbital on N and an s orbital on Hc. between a hybrid sp3 orbital on N and an s orbital on Hd. between a p orbital on H and an s orbital on N

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Indicate which orbitals overlap to form the σ bonds in the following molecule.

NH3

a. between a hybrid sp orbital on N and an s orbital on H

b. between a hybrid sp2 orbital on N and an s orbital on H

c. between a hybrid sp3 orbital on N and an s orbital on H

d. between a p orbital on H and an s orbital on N

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