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Unformatted text preview: VB theory , proceed as follows: I Start by determining the electronic geometry at each non-terminal atom using VSEPR theory. I Use the following table: Electronic geometry Hybridization Left-over p orbitals Linear sp 2 Trigonal planar sp 2 1 Tetrahedral sp 3 I For the terminal atoms, you can also determine hybridization or (my preference) use an unhybridized unlled valence orbital. I Identify any orbitals which will contain lone pairs. I Start with the sigma bonds. Describe each of these as being made by combining the appropriate AOs (hybridized or not). I Describe any pi bonds as being made by combining left-over p orbitals....
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