Problem: Glyphosate (below) is a common herbicide that is relatively harmless to animals but deadly to most plants. Describe the shape around and the hybridization of the P, N, and three numbered C atoms.

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Orbital hybridization is the concept of mixing of atomic orbitals into new hybrid orbitals that are capable of pairing electrons to form chemical bonds.

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Glyphosate (below) is a common herbicide that is relatively harmless to animals but deadly to most plants. Describe the shape around and the hybridization of the P, N, and three numbered C atoms.

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