## Hybridization [ENDORSED]

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

victoria1l
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### Hybridization

what would the hybridization of Xe be in XeF4 ? I'm confused as to how to figure this out since the central atom has two regions of electron density

JulietOttenberg-1C
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### Re: Hybridization  [ENDORSED]

in this molecule, Xe has six regions of electron density. It has two lone pairs and four bonds with F, so it would be a sp3d2 hybrid orbital

victoria1l
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### Re: Hybridization

My bad I meant two lone pairs. thank you!

Megan Phan 1K
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### Re: Hybridization

With 2 lone pairs and 4 bonds with F, totals up to 6. So it would be sp3d2 hybridization