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These hybrid orbitals have 75% p-character and 25% s-character which gives them a shape that is shorter and fatter than a p-orbital. The new shape looks a little like. .. A stick and wedge drawing of methane shows the tetrahedral angles.
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Unformatted text preview: ..(The wedge is coming out of the paper and the dashed line is going behind the paper. The solid lines are in the plane of the paper.) A space-filling model of methane would look like. .....
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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.

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