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Hybridization in aniline

  1. Jan 15, 2012 #1
    Hey friends, can someone tell me the hybridization of the nitrogen atom in aniline??? I think it should be sp3 but im not sure. Also, should all atoms in the molecule be planar to satisfy the planarity rule for aromaticity????
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  3. Jan 16, 2012 #2


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    Atoms do not "have" a unique hybridization. It's only a description. A description in terms of sp2 or sp3 will be equally good in the case of aniline.
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