Unit II: Chemical Bonding & Structure

Lecture 14: Valence Bond Theory and Hybridization

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  1. Valence Bond Theory and Hybridization
    1. Sigma and pi Bonds
    2. Hybridization of Atomic Orbitals
      1. sp3 Hybridization
      2. sp2 Hybridization
      3. sp Hybridization

Lecture Video

Valence bond theory and hybridization can be used to explain and/or predict the geometry of any atom in a molecule. In particular, the concept of hybridization is important for understanding the geometry of organic molecules.

Lecture Notes

Notes for Lecture 14 (PDF)

Clicker Questions

Lecture 14 Clicker Questions (PDF)

Textbook Reading

Valence Bond Theory Sections 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, and 3.7 Sections 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, and 3.7

Problems and Solutions

Problems for Lecture 14 (PDF)

Solutions for Lecture 14 (PDF)

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