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Sarah Blake-2I
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Postby Sarah Blake-2I » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:53 pm

Can someone explain hybridization and how to determine what the hybridization of a molecule is? We started this in discussion this past week, and I was just very confused so any help is much appreciated :).

Cassidy Kohlenberger 3D
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Re: hybridization

Postby Cassidy Kohlenberger 3D » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:54 pm

Hybridization is a concept where atomic orbitals can fuse to form new, hybridized orbitals. Basically, it's an expansion of the valence bond theory, which assumes all bonds are localized bonds formed between two atoms due to each one donating an electron. In terms of determining hybridization, here's a link to a website which explains it better than I ever could. Hope this helps!
https://chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves ... _Chemistry)/Chemical_Bonding/Valence_Bond_Theory/Hybridization

Matt F
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Re: hybridization

Postby Matt F » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:23 pm

Will we go into more detail in lecture about this concept? I also remember it being mentioned but I don't have much written down either.

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