- Some questions frequently asked by houseowners : question on hybridization of orbitals?
♥ i've just recently learnt about hybridization, but have not yet gotten clear many details. and the teacher gives me this worksheet which i'm supposed to do but i don't have any idea how to do some of the questions. one of them is: 2) using the valence bond theory and hybridization, explain the bonding in a phosphine molecule(ph3). when the teacher goes through hybridization and promotion, she does simple questions like ch4, which i know how to do. but what i don't know is doesn't phosphorous already have 3 half-filled p subshells? then should i promote the electron from the s orbital? really confused about chemistry, help please :.