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What is meant by a stereochemically inactive s orbital?

What is meant by a  stereochemically inactive s orbital? 

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
8 years ago
stereochemically inactive s orbital means that the presence of s orbital lone pair has liitle or no influence on the geometry and shape of the crystal.Becuae it is spherically symmetric the steric activity of s orbital is absent as compared to p orbital

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