What causes hybridization

The shape of simple molecules

Introduction to Organic Stereochemistry pp 1-19 | Cite as

  • Sheila R. Buxton
  • Stanley M. Roberts

Summary

The hydrocarbon methane is the simplest organic molecule. It includes four equivalents1 Carbon-hydrogen bonds and, as has been proven by various spectroscopic methods, has the shape of a regular tetrahedron (Figure 1.1). The carbon atom lies in the center of the tetrahedron and the hydrogen atoms occupy the corner positions.

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