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Solution: According to valence bond theory, which orbitals overlap in ...

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According to valence bond theory, which orbitals overlap in the formation of the bond in HBr? Consider the HF molecule to help determine your answer.

a) 1s on H and 4s on Br

b) 1s on H and 4p on Br

c) 1s on H and 3p on Br

d) 2s on H and 4p on Br

e) 2s on H and 3p on Br