Chemistry

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!

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 260
  1. You're forgetting that unshared pair of electrons on the S atom. Here is the Lewis dot structure.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=lewis+structure+SF4

    That AB4U makes it trigonal bi-pyramid and that accounts for the dsp3 for SF4

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. chemistry

    How would the 2s and 3p orbitals differ from the 1s and 2p orbitals? Check all that apply. possible answers The and orbitals would have more nodes than and orbitals. The orbital would be the same shape as the orbital but would be

  2. Chemistry

    Anthracene is a yellow, crystalline solid found in coal tar. Complete this structure for anthracene, C14H10, by adding bonds and hydrogen atoms as necessary. What type of hybrid orbitals are utilized by carbon in anthracene? >>sp3

  3. chemistry

    are there 0 pi bonds and 5 sigma bonds in the PCl5?

  4. chemistry

    What atomic or hybrid orbitals make up the sigma bond between As and F in hexafluoroarsenate ion, AsF6- ? orbital on AS:? orbital on F:?

  1. chemistry

    Although no currently known elements contain electron in g orbitals in the ground state, it is possible that these elements will be found or that electrons in excited states or known elements could be in g orbitals. For g

  2. Chemistry

    Given the structure for CH2CO: 1. How many sigma bonds does this molecule have? 2. How many pi bonds does this molecule have? 3. Does this molecule have any resonance structures? (Yes/No)

  3. Memorial university,chemistry

    What is the total number of sigma and pi bonds in the molecule {CH}_3{NCO}?

  4. Chemistry Help Please!!!

    Which two orbitals overlap to form the sigma bond between C and H in C2HF?

  1. Chemistry

    (1) Which of the following clusters of orbitals would form the shape trigonal bipyramidal and would also be possible within the valence shell of an atom? a.) one d orbital b.) five d orbitals c.) five sp^3 orbitals d.) five sp^3d

  2. Chemistry

    Which two orbitals overlap to form the sigma bond between C and H in C2HF?

  3. chemistry

    Which of the following combinations of atomic orbitals can combine to form sigma bonds? s-ss-pp-phybrid orbital - hybrid orbitalhybrid orbital - shybrid orbital - p What is the bond angle (in degrees) resulting from sp

  4. chemistry

    Suppose you live in a different universe where different amount of quantum numbers is required to describe the atomic orbitals. These quantum numbers have the following rules: N principal 1,2,3,…. L orbital =N M magnetic -1. 0.

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.