## Hybridization of large molecules

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

Cecilia Jardon 1I
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### Hybridization of large molecules

To obtain the hybridization of a large molecule like caffeine for example, C8H10N4O2, you just look at the central atoms right?

StudentD2B
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### Re: Hybridization of large molecules

When there is more than one central atom in a molecule the hybridization of each central atom is matched to the shape at that atom predicted by VSEPR

Alan Chang
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### Re: Hybridization of large molecules

I believe you will only have to look at the regions of electron density for the atom asked for. For example, they might ask for the hybridization of a certain carbon in caffeine.