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Directional bonding

  1. Dec 8, 2007 #1
    [SOLVED] directional bonding

    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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  3. Dec 9, 2007 #2


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    It is determined by the hybridization of the bonding orbital. An 's' orbital is omnidirectional. All others are directional.
  4. Dec 9, 2007 #3
    Okay. Thank you.
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