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Sp^3d^2 and sp^3d^3 hybridisation

  1. Aug 9, 2015 #1
    Hi. During the formation of PCl5, the hybridisation is sp^3d and the dz^2 oribital is used. But in the cases of sp^3d^2 and sp^3d^3 hybridisation, like in the formation of SF6 and IF7 respectively, which of the d orbitals out of the five are used to make the hybrid orbital?
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  3. Aug 9, 2015 #2

    DrDu

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    This theory has long been proven wrong. In the formation of main group compounds, d-orbitals are energetically too high to contribute in hybridization.
     
  4. Aug 11, 2015 #3
    This theory has been proven wrong? What does the new theory state? With the new theory could you please explain how SF6 and IF7 forms?
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  5. Aug 11, 2015 #4

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    In terms of valence bond theory, which you seem to be learning at the moment, you would describe bonding in terms of resonating bonds.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2015 #5
    Oh! Thank you!
     
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