## Hybridization

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

Andrea Raymundo 1B
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### Hybridization

I am not sure if i heard right but when figuring out how many hybridization orbitals one has to use, is it the same as the number of regions of electron desnities??

NatalieSDis1A
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### Re: Hybridization

The sum of the subscripts should equal the total number of regions of electron density.

Marisol Sanchez - 1E
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### Re: Hybridization

Yes, this is what Professor Lavelle said during class.

jessicasam
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### Re: Hybridization

Yes, that's true. The idea of a hybridized orbital is that it is a way for us to describe and understand how bonding can happen when it appears that there are not enough unpaired electrons to form all of the bonds in a molecular structure. If we see that a molecular structure has 4 areas of electron density, then it must have 4 hybridized orbitals.