Mention the state of hybridization of central atom? 1.SF6

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Feb 22, 2018

Answer:

#d^2 sp^3#

Explanation:

Hybridization state increases as steric number (number of bonds+ number of lone pairs) increases. Hybridization increases as follows:

SN=1 or 2, hybridization= #sp#
SN=3, hybridization= #sp^2#
SN=4, hybridization= #sp^3#
SN=5, hybridization= #dsp^3#
SN=6, hybridization= #d^2 sp^3#

Since the S atom in #SF_6# is bonded to six atoms and has zero lone pairs, its steric number is 6, and its hybridization is #d^2 sp^3#