Discuss the shape of CH3+ ion?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 28th Jun, 2016, 05:08: PM

Expert Answer:

The shape of methyl carbonium ion is derived from the overlap of three equivalent C(sp2) hybridized orbitals with 1s orbital of each of the three hydrogen atoms. Each bond may be represented as C(sp2)-H(1s) sigma bond. The remaining carbon orbital is perpendicular to the molecular plane and contains no electrons.

Shape of methyl cation

Answered by  | 28th Jun, 2016, 07:08: PM