Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1133949649
ISBN 13: 978-1-13394-964-0

Chapter 9 Bonding and Molecular Structure: Orbital Hybridization and Molecular Orbitals - Study Questions: 39

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a, b) Atom 1 is $sp^2$ hybridized because it makes a double bond, which makes angle A 120°. Atoms 2 to 5 are $sp^3$ hybridized because they make single bonds only, which makes angles B, C and D approximately 109°. c) The O-H bonds are the most polar because they have the biggest difference in electronegativity between the ligands.
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