lone pair effect on hybridization


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SantanaRodriguezDis1G
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lone pair effect on hybridization

Postby SantanaRodriguezDis1G » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:19 pm

How do lone pairs effect the calculation of hybridization?

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

Postby Alyssa Parry Disc 1H » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:23 pm

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

Postby Isita Tripathi 2E » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:46 pm

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.

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Re: lone pair effect on hybridization

Postby Meredith Steinberg 2E » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:26 am

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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