1. Draw the Lewis structures of diphenylsilanediol and of the tetramer of diphenylsiloxane. Need not attempt to draw resonance structures involving the electrons in the phenyl groups.
2. Describe the geometry and hybridization of the silicon atoms, oxygen atoms, and carbon atoms in diphenylsilanediol and the tetrameric form diphenylsiloxane.
3. Why is it possible to hydrolyze diphenyldichlorosilane whereas diphenyldichloromethane is stable to hydrolysis?
Provides steps necessary to complete each question.