Draw the Lewis structure for 1,1-dimethylhydrazine #[(CH_3)_2N NH_2]#, a compound used as a rocket fuell. What is the hybridization for the two nitrogen atoms in this molecule? What orbitals overlap to form the bond between the nitrogen atoms?

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Jul 20, 2018

Answer:

Are not the nitrogen atoms #sp^3-"hybridized"#

Explanation:

The bonding in the hydrazine is electron precise and each nitrogen atom is #sp^3-"hybridized"#. #/_N-N-C# bond-angles would be distorted somewhat from #109.5^@# due to the stereochemically active lone pairs.

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You will have to add in the lone pairs...