Molecular Architecture VSEPR Shapes Worksheet
1.  What kinds of hybrid orbitals would be used by the central atom (underlined) in

a) SiH4

b) PCl5
2. What kind of hybrid orbitals would sulphur have in sulphur tetrafluoride, SF4?
3. What kinds of hybrid orbitals would the central atom (underlined) use in

a) PCl3

b) ClF3
4. Use orbital diagrams to describe the bonding in (a) SnCl4 and (b) SbCl5.
5. Explain the bonding and predict the geometry for BF4-.
6. Identify the hybrid orbitals used by the central atom in these:

a) BeH2,     b) BCl3,      c) H3O+,     d) SeH4,

e) SeF6,      f) NO3-,      g) SO32-

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