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Is the hybridization of an atom ever fractional ?I just came across this question in a book- Cl(O)2 molecule is not linear-true/false? does the ClO2 molecule even exist?

Is the hybridization of an atom ever fractional ?I just came across this question in a book-


Cl(O)2 molecule is not linear-true/false?


does the ClO2 molecule even exist?

Grade:12

3 Answers

Ramesh V
70 Points
12 years ago

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its non linear

ClO2 exists as a gas under standard temperature and pressure (STP) conditions.

ClO2 is highly soluble in water as well as in a variety of organic materials.

ClO2 remains a "true" gas when placed into water or other solution

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regards

Ramesh


Anurag Kishore
37 Points
12 years ago

yes , hybridisation of carbon free radical may lie even between sp2 and sp3

h v
33 Points
11 years ago

can anyone give the answer please?

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