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Name: kika
Status: student
Age: 18
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: Around 1999 


Question:
i dont speak english but i hope that you will understand my question...

i want to know why the carbon has the property of "hibridacion"(i cant find the corresponding word in english) because there are other elements whit Z=6 ...

in other words.....whats the first reason for this property ...and why is just for 2 elements ..

thank you for your atention.and for give us and space for our question

I will wating for your answear....


Replies:
Dear kika,

hybridization is possible for many elements, not just carbon. Many elements can form hybrid orbitals. A few exceptions are H, He, Ar, Kr, and the group 1 metals (Li, Na, K...). But most of the other elements can form hybrid orbitals of various types.

Best Regards,

Prof. Topper
Dept of Chemistry
The Cooper Union



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