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 23 - Problems: 23.71


See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

a.According to valence bond theory, four empty orbitals of equal energy, one s, two p and one d orbitals are created to recieve the donated electron pairs from four ligands. b.One s ,three p orbitals become sp3 hybrid orbitals.
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