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Hybridization in Carbon

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:50 pm
by Gabriela Carrillo 1B
Why is the hybridization of a Carbon atom with two single bonds and one double bond sp^2?? I would've expected it to be sp^3 because isn't it still making 4 bonds?? Or since the double bond is one area of electron density it counts as one bond??

Re: Hybridization in Carbon

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:08 pm
by DianaTrujillo2K
The double bond counts as one domain of electron density and when determining hybridization the type of bond does not matter. Only the number of electon domains, so it would be sp^2.

Re: Hybridization in Carbon

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:54 am
by Nickolas Manipud 1C
Remember you're only counting the REGIONS of electron density so single, double, and triple bonds are all considered as one region of electron density

Re: Hybridization in Carbon

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:35 pm
by 204918982
Any bond (single, double, or triple) only counts as one region of electron density.