Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 11 - Problems: 11.18

Answer

a) As has zero formal charge on it and has five electrons of its own in AsCl3. Hybridization is sp3. b) Sn has zero formal charge on it and has four electrons of its own in SnCl2. Hybridization is sp2. c) P has −1 formal charge on it and has six electrons of its own in PF6−. Hybridization is sp3d2.

Work Step by Step

1 a) As has zero formal charge on it and has five electrons of its own in AsCl3. Hybridization is sp3. [Ar] 3d10 4s2 4p3 2 b) Sn has zero formal charge on it and has four electrons of its own in SnCl2. Hybridization is sp2 Kr 4d10 5s2 5p2
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