Professor Sylvia Ceyer discusses hybridization and chemical bonding. Using methyl nitrate as an example, Professor Ceyer describes how to find the lowest energy Lewis structure and explains bond symmetry, hybrid orbitals, and atomic orbitals. Moving onto intramolecular interactions, the discussion breaks down the origin of a bad hair day: hydrogen bonding, water, and keratin.
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