Notices
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Hybridization of Chlorine

  1. #1 Hybridization of Chlorine 
    Forum Freshman
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    29
    Hi all,

    I know this might have been answered in the pass, but seeing as Chlorine in perchlorate has no lone pairs of electrons would that mean that it does not have any hybrid orbitals? And as it has a tetrahedral electron cloud arrangement this would mean that it has a sp3 hybridization but when I go to draw this out, it still doesn't seem right? So can anyone clearly tell me whether it has hybrid orbitals and doesn't? I have seen many conflicting theories over this, any help would be greatly appreciated. ^_^


    Reply With Quote  
     

  2.  
     

  3. #2  
    Forum Freshman
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    17
    A wild thought, as atomic structure is often cited to explain a compounds reactive behavior in certain situations, why not turn it around?

    Namely, record the behavior of perchlorates and, from that, surmise its 'effective' or most likely atomic structure, or possible permutations thereof, that are consistent with the experimental evidence.


    Reply With Quote  
     

Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •