Number of Hybrid Orbitals


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Brandon Mo 4K
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Number of Hybrid Orbitals

Postby Brandon Mo 4K » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:04 pm

Why does the number of hybrid orbitals equal the number of regions of electron density?

Emily Kennedy 4L
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Re: Number of Hybrid Orbitals

Postby Emily Kennedy 4L » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:09 pm

Because the hybridization of the model is based on the number of regions of electron density around the central atom

Swetha Ampabathina1I
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Re: Number of Hybrid Orbitals

Postby Swetha Ampabathina1I » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:40 pm

Hybrid orbitals are simply orbitals created by combining atomic orbitals of the same atom and atomic orbitals depended on the electron density surrounding an atom. As a result, the total number of orbitals for forming bonds don't change, only a new set of orbitals are formed.

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Re: Number of Hybrid Orbitals

Postby Nathan Mariano 2G » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:55 pm

Hybridization is defined as the combination of atomic orbitals to form new hybrid orbital that explain the structure of the molecules in the VSEPR model. The number of hybrid orbitals is dependent on the number of regions of electron densities around the atoms.


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