## lone pair effect on hybridization

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

SantanaRodriguezDis1G
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### lone pair effect on hybridization

How do lone pairs effect the calculation of hybridization?

Alyssa Parry Disc 1H
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### Re: lone pair effect on hybridization

You have to take into account the regions of electron density when hybridizing orbitals which includes the lone pairs so you have to take them into account

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### Re: lone pair effect on hybridization

Usually, a lone pair means that one of the hybrid orbitals is filled with a pair of paired electrons, while the others have unpaired electrons.

Meredith Steinberg 2E
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### Re: lone pair effect on hybridization

A lone pair (like a single, double, or triple bond) counts as a region of electron density when determining hybridization. For example, oxygen in a water molecule has two single bonds and two lone pairs. 2+2=4 regions of electron density, creating the sp3 hybrid.

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