## Regions of electron density

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

Tatiana 4B
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### Regions of electron density

Are regions of electron density for the central atom the only thing that matters when identifying hybridization of a molecule?

Francis_Nguyen3D
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### Re: Regions of electron density

I believe that is correct!
regions of electron density around the central atom= number of hybrid orbitals

A De Castro 14B 2H
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### Re: Regions of electron density

Yes, I also believe that's correct, even if one of the electron densities isn't involved in a bond with another atom or molecule.

Letizia Ye 4F
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### Re: Regions of electron density

Regions of electron density around central atom is equal to the number of hybrid orbitals. For instance, if there are 6 regions of electron density, the structure would be six sp3d2 hybridized bonds.

shouse1f
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### Re: Regions of electron density

yes regions of electron density around the central atom equal the number of hybrid orbitals.

Brandon Sanchez 3J
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### Re: Regions of electron density

Yeah regions of electron density will help you figure out the # of hybrid orbitals

Mhun-Jeong Isaac Lee 1B
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### Re: Regions of electron density

Yes you would only look at the regions around the central atom, not the bonded atoms.