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Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by Confused on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:10pm.

For each of the bonds listed below use hybridized orbitals to classify the type of sigma bond that is formed between the two atoms.

a) The sigma bond between boron and hydrogen in BH3

answer: sp^2 - p

b) the sigma bond between S and fluoride in SF4.

answer: sp^3d - p
I understand how to obtain the first part of the answer, but not the second.

Thank you!

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