Hybrid Orbitals and lone pairs


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sylvie_1D
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Hybrid Orbitals and lone pairs

Postby sylvie_1D » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:32 pm

How do you account for lone pairs in hybridization?

Jacob Samuels 1E
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Re: Hybrid Orbitals and lone pairs

Postby Jacob Samuels 1E » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:31 pm

A lone pair takes up one of the hybridized orbitals. For example, h2o is sp3 hybridized with a lone pair in one of its orbitals.

Samantha Draghi 1L
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Re: Hybrid Orbitals and lone pairs

Postby Samantha Draghi 1L » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:31 pm

hybridization can be calculating based off how may regions of electron density surround an atom so in the case of lone pairs, they make up one region of electron density therefore one additional orbital. For example if an atom has three bonds and a lone pair it has an sp3 hybridization.


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