## Deficient Octets

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

Jordan Y4D
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### Deficient Octets

How does hybridization work for atoms that can sustain deficient octets? How does this effect aluminum and boron compounds?

Ramsha Dis1B
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### Re: Deficient Octets

You are able to also tell what the hybridization is based on how many regions of electron density there are so you can look at it that way, if Al or B have two regions of electron density the hybridization will be sp and if they have three then it will be sp^2. I think that how high it will go for these elements.

Ramsha Dis1B
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### Re: Deficient Octets

Also, to add on in terms of when you look at the atomic orbital, Boron for example has 2s full and 2p with only one electron. So, when you separate the electrons individually to make the hybrid when wanting to make a bond with three other atoms there are three spots to bond. The hybridization will be sp^2 since there is one electron to bond with in the s and two now in the p.

Hope that helps, sorry I can't explain it so well by describing it. By drawing out the diagram it will be easier to understand. But to determine hybridization the easy way you can find it out is by the # of regions of electron density.