|Feb28-10, 02:30 PM||#1|
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
1. What atomic orbital/orbitals are available for bonding for S (Sulfur) and F (Fluorine)?
2. How many electrons are in an orbital formed from the overlapping of two atomic orbitals, which are different?
2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution
1. For this question, I inferred that only one P orbital was available for bonding in Fluroine, since it is in group 17 and whatnot. As for Sulfur, I'm guessing that 1 s and 1 p orbital would only be available; but then again, this question is quite confusing.
2. For this question, don't the answers vary? Doesn't it depend on what two atomic orbitals your overlapping with?
Sorry, I know these questions are a bit confusing; the whole quantum idea is crazy! :S
|Mar5-10, 10:06 AM||#2|
What compound are you looking at?
The compound that comes to mind is that of SF6 in which you will need to invoke d orbitals as well. That would be the so called "sp3d2" hybridization; but don't tell a quantum field theorist...
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