Describing Hybridization


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Steven Garcia 1H
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Describing Hybridization

Postby Steven Garcia 1H » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:12 am

If a molecule has more than four regions of electron density, how would one describe the hybridization of the orbitals (in other words if the electrons of the molecule occupy more than four orbitals) ?

Katie_Duong_1D
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Re: Describing Hybridization

Postby Katie_Duong_1D » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:17 am

If there are 5 regions of electron density, hybridization is sp3d. If there are 6 regions of electron density, hybridization is sp3d2.

Marcela Udave 1F
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Re: Describing Hybridization

Postby Marcela Udave 1F » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:52 pm

There's a chart in 4.2 that has the electron arrangement, number of atomic orbitals, hybridization of the central atom, and the number of hybrid orbitals. It can be helpful since it gives a breakdown.

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Re: Describing Hybridization

Postby KatelinTanjuaquio 1L » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:18 pm

For a molecule with 4 regions of electron density, you would write the hybridization as sp3. After that, it would be 5=sp3d, 6=sp3d2, etc. Each region can be counted off using one letter.


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