Question #d8fc7

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Apr 4, 2017

Answer:

A. 1/4 s-character

Explanation:

An #sp3# hybridization uses 4 identical orbitals made up of an #"s orbital"# and #"3 p orbitals"#.
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The idea of #"hybridization"# was developed by Linus Pauling to offer a solution to explain #CH_3#'s tetrahedral geometry. With the inclusion of the s and p orbital came the new hybrid orbital, #sp3#. The hybridized orbitals are shaped differently then their individual components.