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How do I explain bonding in O2 using hybridization?

How do I explain bonding in O2 using hybridization?

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sumit kumar
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8 years ago
In order to explain the geometry of O2.
First of all count how many electron 'regions' are present around each atom of O2 molecule. A region represents either a bond or a lone pair. In O2 there are a total of 3 regions around each O atom i.e. two lone pairs and a bond pair.
Now use following table to calculate hybridization and geometry
Region 2 3 4 5
Hybridization sp sp2 sp3 dsp3
Shape linear triangular tetrahedral trigonal bipyramidal
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Sumit Kumar
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