## when to use hybridization

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

Samantha Pacheco 2K
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### when to use hybridization

How do we know when to use hybridization?

Cole Elsner 2J
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### Re: when to use hybridization

Hybridization will most likely be asked. Just know how to mix your valence electrons to understand the concept itself.

anishathomas
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### Re: when to use hybridization

If the question asks what is the hybridization of the overall molecule or the specific atom, then you would be required to use hybridization.

angelagd3l
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### Re: when to use hybridization

is it helpful to use hybridization even if its not asked to?

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### Re: when to use hybridization

Hybridization helps in generally understanding of how orbitals are made suitable in order to pair electrons so that chemical bonds can form with other atoms. Just know the concept behind it because this topic is just to test your knowledge of how bonds can be made. It will be a supplement to a more overarching question on the test.