Organic Chemistry

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1. A Review of General Chemistry

Molecular Geometry

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Hybridization describes orbitals, but molecular geometry describes the shape of the atom. 

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Molecular Geometry Explained.

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Note: Many professors refer to ALL sp2 hybridized atoms as “trigonal planar” even though that is technically not correct for atoms with lone pairs. Just go with the flow if that happens!

Let's find the hybridization and geometry of the indicated atoms in the following molecules:

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Predict the hybridization and molecular geometry

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Determine the hybridization of the following selected atoms: 

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PRACTICE:Determine the hybridization and molecular geometry of the following selected atoms: