JEE Main & Advanced Chemistry Halogen Family Question Bank Halogen Family

  • question_answer The type of hybrid orbitals used by chlorine atom in \[ClO_{2}^{-}\] is [IIT 1992]

    A) \[S{{P}^{3}}\]

    B) \[S{{P}^{2}}\]

    C) \[SP\]

    D) None of these

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    \[ClO_{2}^{-}\] has \[s{{p}^{3}}\]-hybridization and two lone pairs on halogen which produces V-shape Bent structure


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