## hybridization example

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

tatianatumbling_1J
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### hybridization example

in lecture, we briefly went over hybridization. the professor used carbon as an example. I was wondering why he only drew 4 electrons instead of 6? is it because we only use the valence electrons?

Solene Poulhazan
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### Re: hybridization example

Is this something we need to know for the exam?

Zuri Smith 1A
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### Re: hybridization example

Yes, I believe he is referring only to the valence electrons (the electrons that will form bonds with other atoms).

Also what exam are you referring to –- the final?

Joanna Pham - 2D
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### Re: hybridization example

Yes he was only referring to the valence electrons of carbon.

And I believe my TA told me that there was a hybridization question on one of the past finals, so there’s a chance we will see it on our final. I think the only type of question that we’d be asked is what the hybridization of the orbitals of a certain molecule would be.