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Unformatted text preview: (bent) rather than a linear molecule with the hydrogen atoms at a 180 o bond angle. This concept proposes that since the attached groups are not at the angles of the p orbitals and their atomic orbitals would not have maximum overlap (to form strong bonds) the s and p orbitals will be hybridized to match the bond angles of the attached groups. The number of these new hybrid orbitals must be equal to the numbers of atoms and non-bonded electron pairs surrounding the central atom!...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course ENGN 45 taught by Professor Wendy during the Fall '09 term at City College of San Francisco.
- Fall '09