Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 10 - Sections 10.1-10.8 - Exercises - Problems by Topic: 53a

Answer

Be can form 0 bonds without hybridization as it has 0 half filled orbitals.

Work Step by Step

An atom can only form as many bonds as it has half filled orbitals. Be has its valence configuration as $2s^2$, so it has no half filled orbitals, so it can form 0 bonds without hybridization.
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