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Lone Pairs in Hybridization

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:38 pm
by Kelly Kiremidjian 1C
Can anyone explain how to write the hybridization of a compound with a lone pair? Does hybridization rely solely on the amount of regions of electron density or just the number of bonds excluding lone pairs?

thanks

Re: Lone Pairs in Hybridization

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:58 pm
by Lucian1F
It solely relies on the amount of areas of electron density, including the lone pairs

Re: Lone Pairs in Hybridization

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:03 pm
by Madeline Musselman 3H
It is important to take into account everything around the central atom. For example, the number of bonds and lone pairs. Knowing what the central atom is surrounded by helps with the hybridization of the compound.

Re: Lone Pairs in Hybridization

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:53 am
by Jason Liu 1C
Since hybridization relies only on areas of electron density, lone pairs count, but keep in mind that double and triple bonds only count as one area of electron density

Re: Lone Pairs in Hybridization

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:03 pm
by 204918982
lone pairs are included and double/triple bonds are only counted as one area of electron density