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We’re being asked to determine the orbitals that overlap to form sigma bonds in BeBr2, HgCl2, ICN.
Recall that σ (sigma) bonds are the single bonds in a molecule. They are formed from the end-on overlap of orbitals.
For this problem, we need to do the following steps:
Step 1: Determine the central atom in the molecule.
Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.
Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.
Step 4: Determine the hybridization of the central atom.
Step 5: Determine the orbitals that overlap to form the sigma bonds.
Indicate which orbitals overlap to form the sigma bonds in: