hybridization example

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hybridization example

Postby tatianatumbling_1J » Mon May 28, 2018 7:20 pm

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?

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Re: hybridization example

Postby Solene Poulhazan » Mon May 28, 2018 7:32 pm

Is this something we need to know for the exam?

Zuri Smith 1A
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Re: hybridization example

Postby Zuri Smith 1A » Mon May 28, 2018 8:49 pm

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?

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Re: hybridization example

Postby Joanna Pham - 2D » Wed May 30, 2018 1:55 pm

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.

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