## Hybridization of Single Bonded Oxygen

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

Curtis Tam 1J
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### Hybridization of Single Bonded Oxygen

Hey,

Just wondering if anyone knows if a single bonded oxygen is hybridized. My TA said it's not but I just wanted to confirm. Thx!

Alex Kashou
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### Re: Hybridization of Single Bonded Oxygen

A single bonded oxygen is not hybridized because it has not converted to its lowest energy form. It has 2 open orbitals to open electrons with by default in its ground state, therefore making its first bonding unhybridized.