Decribe the hybrid orbital on the chlorine atom for ClO3+ ion. The book says sp2 hybrid with double bonds on each O. But it seems like: 1) Cl should donate 2 electrons to 2 O's 2) lose 1 electron for + charge on ion. 3) form two singles and one double bond with the O's From this I get sp2 hybrid. or 1) Cl lose 1 electron for + charge on ion. 2) then sp3d for 3 bonds with O's Where am I going wrong, please?