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Homework Help: Orbital overlap in Hcl

  1. Mar 20, 2013 #1
    Help Im really confused! Orbital overlap in Hcl.


    The orbital overlap in HCl is due to hybridization between one sp³ oribital from Cl and one s orbital from H.

    So why does the following picture say that the orbital overlap is between one p orbital from Cl and one s orbital from H??


    Thanks in advance!!
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013
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  3. Mar 21, 2013 #2


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    No. Forget you ever heard this.
  4. Mar 21, 2013 #3
    why is there no hybridization there? if there isnt, how do I determine if hybridization occurs?

    In water hybridization occurs, why not here? how do I determine if hybridization occurs?
    please help me Im confused!
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2013
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