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Homework Help: NH3 molecule did not use sp3 hybridized orbitals

  1. Apr 27, 2010 #1
    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: [tex]1s^{1}[/tex] bonding with the [tex]P_{x} , P_{y} , P_{z} [/tex] respectively and the angle is 90deg since they are orthogonal to one another.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2010
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  3. Apr 29, 2010 #2

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    Re: Vbt

    What if it hybridized sp2?
     
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