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Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:46 am
Are there any quick ways to remember hybridization in relation to bond number?
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:25 pm
Dr. Lavelle said the easiest way to understand hybridization is to think about regions of electron density rather than bond number, so hybridize to the point where number of orbitals (sp3 = 4 regions) equals number of regions of density.
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:32 pm
If you count the amount of atoms and lone pairs surrounding the central atoms you will get the steric number.
# 2 = two sp orbitals
# 3 = three sp^3 orbitals
# 4 = four sp^3 orbitals
# 5 = five dsp^3 orbitals
# 6 = six d^2sp^3 orbitals