Regions of electron density


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Tatiana 4B
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Regions of electron density

Postby Tatiana 4B » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:30 pm

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

Postby Francis_Nguyen3D » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:45 pm

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

Postby A De Castro 14B 2H » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:56 pm

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

Postby Letizia Ye 4F » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:31 pm

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

Postby shouse1f » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:58 pm

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

Postby Brandon Sanchez 3J » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:07 pm

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

Postby Mhun-Jeong Isaac Lee 1B » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:37 pm

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


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