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Hybridization On Organic Molecule Salitoxin

  1. Nov 26, 2007 #1

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    http://img176.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=24632_help-please_122_195lo.JPG
    How is the hybridization on B (a nitrogen atom - refer to pic) sp3? I only see 2 bonds? how else can i complete an octet? Could someone explain the answers to me please..i have a day remaining before my exam..im desperate
    thanks.
     
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  3. Nov 26, 2007 #2

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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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    How is the hybridization on B (a nitrogen atom - refer to pic) sp3? I only see 2 bonds? how else can i complete an octet? Could someone explain the answers to me please..i have a day remaining before my exam..im desperate
    thanks.


    (to mods: my original post was in wrong section sorry..delete it)
     
  4. Nov 27, 2007 #3

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    The hydrogen isn't shown and the lone pair isn't shown (for clarity).
     
  5. Nov 27, 2007 #4

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    First, you should notice that there's a few mistakes in the attached structure. The nitrogen atom labeled B, and the 2 other identical atoms are missing an H-atom that should be attached to them. So, treat them all as NH groups.

    Now, you should be able to complete the octet with a lone pair, and that'll make the hybridization be sp3.

    Does that make sense?
     
  6. Nov 27, 2007 #5

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    HT3 is getting this answer in stereo....
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2007
  7. Nov 27, 2007 #6

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    Looks like two threads were merged by a Mentor.
     
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