# NH3 molecule did not use sp3 hybridized orbitals

1. Apr 27, 2010

### icystrike

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
20. If the central N in the NH3 molecule did not use sp3 hybridized orbitals. What would be the expected angle in NH3?

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3. The attempt at a solution

I should just consider 3 of the H: $$1s^{1}$$ bonding with the $$P_{x} , P_{y} , P_{z}$$ respectively and the angle is 90deg since they are orthogonal to one another.

Last edited: Apr 27, 2010
2. Apr 29, 2010

### chemisttree

Re: Vbt

What if it hybridized sp2?