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Directional bonding

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ace123
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Dec8-07, 11:13 AM
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I was wondering how I could determine if a molecule has directional bonding or non-direction bonding? Is it determined by the shape of a molecule?
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Dec9-07, 02:40 AM
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It is determined by the hybridization of the bonding orbital. An 's' orbital is omnidirectional. All others are directional.
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Dec9-07, 09:50 AM
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Okay. Thank you.


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