Answer to Question #131835 in Inorganic Chemistry for Morgan

Question #131835
3.2 Explain the following regarding carbon, with the aid of appropriate orbital diagrams:
(a) Draw the ground state orbital diagram for C, clearly indicating the electron occupancy of the p subshell
(b) Explain, with the aid of an appropriate orbital diagram, how CH4 forms
(c) Would the C─H bond be very polar, slightly polar or non-polar?
(d) What is the bond angle in the CH4 molecule?
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Expert's answer
2020-09-05T14:40:19-0400

a)


" C " have atomic number 6 having electronic configuration 1s2 2s2 2p2 .

After excitation this is orbital digram incorect ( before excitation ) correct ( after excitation ) .





b) .







c).

C-H bond is slightly polar due to very less electronegative difference .


d )


Bond angle is 1090.28'.



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