If the symbol X represents a central atom, Y outer atoms, and Z lone pairs on the central atom, the structure #Y- :X: -Y# could be abbreviated as #XY_2Z_2#. How would you classify these structures by the hybridization of the central atom?
The hybridization about the central atom
Two lone pair on the central and two species bonded to the central atom in the species would constitute tetrahedral electronic structure and bent molecular geometry , with bond angles less than
There are 4 electron clouds around the central atom, so the hybridization is
A similar species
In other words:
Keep in mind for a species with a greater number of electron (larger atoms), we will have to start to consider the