How can I relate molecular geometry with the type of hybridisation?

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Sep 12, 2015

Answer:

#sp#, linear; #sp^2# trigonal planar; #sp^3# tetrahedral.

Explanation:

Please note that hybridization does not automatically determine molecular geometry. Water is a bent molecule, however, the 2 bonding, and 2 non-bonding orbitals about the oxygen atom are described as #sp^3# hybrid orbitals. As you know, methane, #CH_4#, is considered #sp^3# hybridized, and the #4# #C-H# bonds are arranged in a tetrahedron about the central carbon.