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Regions of electron density

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:30 pm
by Tatiana 4B
Are regions of electron density for the central atom the only thing that matters when identifying hybridization of a molecule?

Re: Regions of electron density

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:45 pm
by Francis_Nguyen3D
I believe that is correct!
regions of electron density around the central atom= number of hybrid orbitals

Re: Regions of electron density

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:56 pm
by A De Castro 14B 2H
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.

Re: Regions of electron density

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:31 pm
by Letizia Ye 4F
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.

Re: Regions of electron density

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:58 pm
by shouse1f
yes regions of electron density around the central atom equal the number of hybrid orbitals.

Re: Regions of electron density

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:07 pm
by Brandon Sanchez 3J
Yeah regions of electron density will help you figure out the # of hybrid orbitals

Re: Regions of electron density

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:37 pm
by Mhun-Jeong Isaac Lee 1B
Yes you would only look at the regions around the central atom, not the bonded atoms.