The reaction shown is important in the industrial preparation of dichlorodimethylsilane for eventual conversion to silicone polymers.
2CH3Cl + Cl + Si → (CH 3)2SiCl2
(b) On the basis of the molecular model of (CH 3)2SiCl2, deduce the hybridization state of silicon in this compound. What is the principal quantum number n of the silicon s and p orbitals that are hybridized?
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