## hybridization problems

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

katietietsworth_3c
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### hybridization problems

I am confused how to do hybridization within problems does anybody have a good way of explaining how to solve these problems?

Kyle Golden Dis 2G
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### Re: hybridization problems

To find the hybridization of an atom in a molecule, count the number of regions of electron density. If there are two regions, then the hybridization is sp. If three, then it is sp2. If four, then it is sp3. If there are five regions, then it is sp3d.

Alma Carrera 3C
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### Re: hybridization problems

It may help to draw out the Lewis Structure so you can easily see how many electron density regions there are including lone pairs.

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### Re: hybridization problems

Also good to note that single bonds, double bonds, and triple bonds all equal one region of electron density.