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percentage s character ratio in lone pair containing orbital and bond pair in water molecule

percentage s character ratio in lone pair containing orbital and bond pair in water molecule

Grade:12

2 Answers

Vikas TU
14149 Points
4 years ago
Eleectronic configuration for O atom in H2O molecule is:
sp3with two lone pairs.
and s character percentage ratio would be: => 1*100/4 => 25%
Jayakeerti
17 Points
2 years ago
Actually, we need to apply drago's rule.
Cos@ = s/s-1
s = fractio of s character
We know H-O-H bond angle is 104.5 and cos (104.5) = -0.25
Applying at at formula we get s = 0.2
%s = 0.2 x 100 = 20%

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