## Hybridization

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

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Naana Boateng 1I
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### Hybridization

To find hybridization, do you always have to draw a Lewis Structure?

Eryn Wilkinson 3H
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### Re: Hybridization

I find that it helps to figure out how many regions of electron density there are! I don't think it is necessary, though, because you could figure this out just based on the number of atoms attached and lone pairs without drawing it out.

Ryan Fang 1D
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### Re: Hybridization

I think that, with practice, the electron geometry of some common molecules becomes intuitive, allowing you to figure out hybridization based off the number of regions of electron density. However, I think it is always best to use the Lewis structure to double check you work. Hope this helps!

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