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orbital hybridization

Postby Marcelo » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:08 am

Can the concept of hybridization be applied to what we consider ionic, such as MgCl2 (sp hybridization, if we apply it)???
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Re: hybridization

Postby aptitude » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:31 am

Marcelo wrote:Can the concept of hybridization be applied to what we consider ionic, such as MgCl2 (sp hybridization, if we apply it)???


I think you meant to ask in a chemistry forum. But no, it cannot be applied to ionic compounds since the orbitals do not have to hybdridize, they simply form ions.
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Postby JackBean » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:54 pm

not really. However, all the ionic compounds have partially covalent character.
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