## How to find hybridization orbitals 4.35

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

pamcoronel1H
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### How to find hybridization orbitals 4.35

Hello,

I was doing the homework for the hybridization section for the textbook and was having trouble getting what the questions were asking. Can someone explain to me how do you find the hybrid orbitals for molecules, such as in question 4.35?

Thanks!

chaggard
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### Re: How to find hybridization orbitals 4.35

You have to calculate lewis structure of the two atoms

Kailey Nichols 4B
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### Re: How to find hybridization orbitals 4.35

yes, first draw the lewis structures for the molecules and then count how many areas of electron densities are around the central atom to figure out the hybridization of the central atom.

Kate_Santoso_4F
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### Re: How to find hybridization orbitals 4.35

If this is for the 6th Edition, heres an example. For part a for Problem 4.35, you should have drawn a trigonal planar arrangement for the molecule BF3 with three lone pairs on each of the fluorines and three regions of electron density around the boron atom. This would give you a hybridization of sp^2 for the boron central atom.