a22 - formula. A stick and wedge drawing of water showing...

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In the case of water, the three 2p orbitals of the oxygen atom are combined with the 2s orbital to form four sp 3 hybrid orbitals. The two non-bonded electron pairs will occupy hybrid orbitals. Again we need a hybrid orbital for each atom and each pair of non-bonding electrons. Water has two hydrogen atoms and two non-bonded pairs of electrons when we draw the electron-dot
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Unformatted text preview: formula. A stick and wedge drawing of water showing the non-bonding electron pairs in probability areas for the hybrid orbital. .. A space-filling model of water would look like. ..(Note the non-bonded electron pairs are not shown in this model.)...
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