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Central atom hybridization?

  1. Aug 17, 2013 #1
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    both NH3 and SO2 and NH4+ have hybridization sp3
     
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  3. Aug 19, 2013 #2

    DrClaude

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    That is incorrect.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2013 #3
    i just googled i found out that so2 is sp2, but why?!!!! S has 6 valence elctrons two engage in sigma bond with two oxygens, and remains two pairs of electrons which means 4 hybridized orbitals SP3!!!!!
     
  5. Aug 19, 2013 #4

    DrClaude

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    In addition to the two sigma bonds, two pi bonds are formed with the oxygens, and a lone pair is left on the sulfur, so it is hybridized sp2.
     
  6. Aug 19, 2013 #5

    Borek

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    Try to draw a Lewis dot structure. There are no two pairs.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2013 #6
    yes u are right it's NH3 and NH4+ because both are sp3, thx
     
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