A square planar complex is formed by hybridisation

Chemical Bonding

A square planar complex is formed by hybridisation of which atomic orbitals?

  1. s, px, py, pz
  2. s, px, py, pz, d
  3. d, s, px, py
  4. s, px, py, pz, d, d

Answer

A square planar is a result of dsp2 hybridisation where the inner d sub shell (d x2 y2 orbital) participates.

The correct option is C.