Beginning Organic Chemistry (BOC)
1. Basic Knowledge
e. Molecular Orbitals and Bonding.
3. High Energy Intermediates.
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The geometry, and hence the hybridization, of these three species depends on the presence or absence of a lone pair. The radical with a single electron is usually pyramidal, like the anion, however, the methyl radical is an exception and is planar as shown in the model.
Date created: 2005 06 09.