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Hybridization

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:18 pm
by JosephLew3C
I was reviewing for the midterm and got stuck;does anyone know what the what hybridization is for C2H4?

Re: Hybridization  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:22 pm
by Elan Karlin Dis3H
For both Cs in the molecule, there are three regions of electron density therefore it is sp2

Re: Hybridization

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:32 pm
by Megan M 1L
How do you figure out out the hybridization from the number of regions of electron density? How does 3 regions correlate to sp2?

Re: Hybridization

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:44 pm
by Anthony_Imperial_1G
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.