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Unformatted text preview: the four sp3 orbitals are oriented as far away from each other as possible. This is accomplished by the orbitals taking on a tetrahedral geometry around the central carbon atom. As a result, the hydrogens in methane and other sp3 hybridized carbons residing on the vertices of a tetrahedron, with the carbon in the center. ++2,p,++++ )n Wee:li&& &&** W w@,,,, u"ffi...
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course CHEM 282 taught by Professor Nabylmerbouh during the Fall '10 term at Simon Fraser.
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