Before you can really understand molecular and electronic geometries, you need to have a strong understand of why and how atomic hybridization occurs. The videos below are taken from my Organic Chemistry Basics tutorial series to help you make sense of sp3, sp2, and sp hybridization.
Once mastered you'll find the MCAT Chemistry: Electronic and Molecular Geometry series easier to understand.
Start Here: Sp3 Hybridization
Then Continue Here: sp2 and sp Hybridization
Comfortable with Hybridization?
You're now ready to study electronic and molecular geometries
I am confused by the number of sp2. I keep counting 12, but you mentioned there’s 11. I feel like I didn’t understand a part of the resonance structure.
(In regards to the Cocaine structure towards the end of the video)
ghazan ali khan says
if carbon is bonded to 4 other atoms by sp3 hybridization then under certain condition it is changed into carbocation having sp2 hybridization what happened to orbital which is sp3 hybridized and now sp2 hybridized how hybridization changes from sp3 to sp2 please ans briefly
Thanks so much ❤️️
Kendall Russo says
Thank you for your time and effort into this website and your videos. I truly appreciate it!
Thank you Kendall. Are you taking a summer orgo course?