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Lone Pairs

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:29 pm
by Jose Munoz 1D
I know that when we have lone pairs the 3-D shape changes, however does Hybridization change as well due to have lone pairs instead of bonds?

Re: Lone Pairs

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:33 pm
by Myles Chang 1B
I think the shape in general will stay the same just because of the areas of electron density, however the exact structure will not be identical. For example, the difference between a trigonal pyramidal and tetrahedral structure is the replacement of one lone pair of electrons with a bond. The bond angles between the other atoms not including the variable lone pair very similar.

Re: Lone Pairs

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:36 pm
by KateCaldwell 1A
I believe hybridization takes into account the lone pairs of a molecule. It is further explained on this document; http://www.chem.ucla.edu/~harding/notes ... als_01.pdf

Re: Lone Pairs

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:56 pm
by Jennifer Ma 1G
I think hybridization changes if the lone pairs are attached to the central atom, but that's it.

Re: Lone Pairs

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:35 pm
by Jonghwee Park 1K
Does that mean if the atom has 3 lone pairs and one bond, its hybridization would be sp^3?

Re: Lone Pairs

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:12 pm
by Sara Veerman-1H
I believe so because there are 4 areas of electron density