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Significance of Hybridization

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:26 pm
by Cristian Carrasco 1F
Can someone please explain the importance of hybridization??

Re: Significance of Hybridization

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:35 pm
by kaitlindaugherty3L
Hybridization is important because accommodates for the shape of the molecule after promotion. When promotion occurs and the electrons are moved into higher energy orbitals, the resulting structure usually does not match the shape of the molecule. In order to make the resulting structure match the shape of the molecule, hybrid orbitals are created.

Re: Significance of Hybridization

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:42 pm
by Golbarg Rahimi 3k
Also, I think hybridization lowers the energy of the orbitals thus creating a compound that is more stable.

Re: Significance of Hybridization

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:09 pm
by 104754311
Hybridization also helps prove how many bonds certain elements can form. For example, Carbon is in group 4 thus has 4 valence electrons that can form 4 bonds. But the electron configuration of carbon would say otherwise because there would be only 2 unpaired electrons. Hybridization promotes the electron so that it could have hybridized orbitals that accommodate 4 bonds.