By Arthur Winter
Publish 12 months note: First released January 1st 2008
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To predict the geometry around an atom, you first need to determine the hybridization of that atom. You can often predict the hybridization of an atom simply by counting the number of atoms to which that atom is bonded (plus the number of lone pairs on that atom). Table 1-1 breaks down this information for you. Table 1-1 The Hybridization of an Atom Number of Attached Atoms Plus Lone Pairs Q. 5° Predict the hybridizations, geometries, and bond angles for each of the atoms where indicated in the shown molecule.
Follow these three steps to draw an orbital diagram: 1. Determine the hybridization for each atom in the molecule. Check out the preceding section for help on this step. 2. Draw all the valence orbitals for each atom. qxp 16 5/27/08 9:53 AM Page 16 Part I: The Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry sp-hybridized orbitals and two p orbitals. You may find the following templates helpful for constructing your orbital diagrams (where A represents the hybridized atom): 3 sp A sp3 sp 3 sp 2 2 p p sp2 A sp sp2-hybridized sp3-hybridized sp p sp sp3 A sp-hybridized 3.
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Organic Chemistry I Workbook For Dummies (1st Edition) by Arthur Winter