# Problem: If the symbol X represents a central atom, Y represents outer atoms, and Z represents lone pairs on the central atom, the structure Y--X(with 2 lone pairs)--Y can be abbreviated as XY2Z2 Classify these structures by the hybridization of the central atom in either. Classify the abbreviations into each hybridization categoryHYBRIDIZATIONS:sp, sp2, sp3, sp3d, sp3d2ABREVIATIONS:XY2,    XY3,    XY4,    XY5,    XY6,    XY2Z3,    XY2Z,    XY3Z2,    XY4Z,    XY4Z2,    XY3Z,    XY5Z,    XY2Z2

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If the symbol X represents a central atom, Y represents outer atoms, and Z represents lone pairs on the central atom, the structure Y--X(with 2 lone pairs)--Y can be abbreviated as XY2Z2 Classify these structures by the hybridization of the central atom in either. Classify the abbreviations into each hybridization category

HYBRIDIZATIONS:

sp, sp2, sp3, sp3d, sp3d2

ABREVIATIONS:

XY2,    XY3,    XY4,    XY5,    XY6,    XY2Z3,    XY2Z,    XY3Z2,    XY4Z,    XY4Z2,    XY3Z,    XY5Z,    XY2Z2

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