what is the hybridization of central atom in [PtCl4]2- ???

what is the hybridization of central atom in [PtCl4]2- ???


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Badiuddin askIITians.ismu Expert
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12 years ago

Dear Ramsing

[PtCl4]2  has dsp2 hybridisation

To understand the hybridization scheme, it helps to start with the neutral Pt atom, then imagine it losing two electrons to become an ioin, followed by grouping of the two unpaired 5d electrons into a single d orbital, leaving one vacant.This vacant orbital, along with the 6s and two of the 6p orbitals, can then accept an electron pair from four chlorines


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