Hello, I am a student in an AP class at high school. Our teacher is out of town and the moment, and I have a question. So I thought, this would be the place. I would like to ask if anyone knew the orbital box hybridization diagram for ClF3. I know that its structural pair geometry is trigonal bipyramidal and that its molecular geometry is T-shaped. I also know that the two lone pairs of electrons go in the equitorial position around the Cl. I know that the hybridization must be sp2, since it bonds with 3 F and then 2 lone pairs, but there is 7 electrons, or arrows in the box diagram, to work with. What I wanted to know is if the d orbital boxes must be used for this hybridization and how they would be used. Any answer would be helpful. Thank you.