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Finally let's look at beryllium dichloride. Since only two groups are attached to beryllium, we only will have two hybrid orbitals. In this case, the 2s orbital is combined with only one of the 2p orbitals to yield two sp hybrid orbitals. The two hybrid orbitals will be arranged as far apart as possible from each other with the result being a linear arrangement. The two unhybridized p-orbitals stay
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Unformatted text preview: in their respective positions (at right angles to each other) and perpendicular to the linear molecule. In the following stick model, the empty p orbitals are shown as the probability areas. ..one green and one blue. A space-filling model of beryllium dichloride 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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