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Hybridization - depends on # of electron groups around central atom
P (less electronegative than O) → central atom
Total number of valence electrons:
Group Valence Electrons
P 5A 1 × 5 e– = 5 e–
O 6A 4 × 6 e– = 24 e–
From -3 charge Add: 3 e–
Total: 32 valence e–
Orbitals that can be used by the central atom:
Subshell Total # of orbitals
s _ 1 orbital
p _ _ _ 3 orbitals
d _ _ _ _ _ 5 orbitals
There are 4 groups around central element:
▪ 4 O atoms + 0 lone pairs = 4 groups (needs 4 orbitals)
What is the hybridization of the central atom in each of the following?
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