Hybridization [ENDORSED]

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

JosephLew3C
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Hybridization

I was reviewing for the midterm and got stuck;does anyone know what the what hybridization is for C2H4?

Elan Karlin Dis3H
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Re: Hybridization  [ENDORSED]

For both Cs in the molecule, there are three regions of electron density therefore it is sp2

Megan M 1L
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Re: Hybridization

How do you figure out out the hybridization from the number of regions of electron density? How does 3 regions correlate to sp2?

Anthony_Imperial_1G
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Re: Hybridization

Megan M 1L wrote:How do you figure out out the hybridization from the number of regions of electron density? How does 3 regions correlate to sp2?

Look on page 103 in the course reader. Different numbers of electron densities correlates with a specific hybrid orbital.