Lone pair


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yast_27
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Lone pair

Postby yast_27 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:00 pm

Should we consider lone pair as sigma or pi bond when we do hybridization?
For example if an central atom is linked with 3 atoms (sigma bond) and 1lone pair is it s1p3 or s1p2 hybridization?

Thank you very much!

Jordan Lo 2A
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Re: Lone pair

Postby Jordan Lo 2A » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:04 pm

yast_27 wrote:Should we consider lone pair as sigma or pi bond when we do hybridization?
For example if an central atom is linked with 3 atoms (sigma bond) and 1lone pair is it s1p3 or s1p2 hybridization?

Thank you very much!


I believe that the hybridization would be s1p3 because of the four regions of electron density

Lia Inadomi 1I
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Re: Lone pair

Postby Lia Inadomi 1I » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:28 pm

I think hybridization depends on the number of regions of electron density, not the sigma or pi bonds, so it would be sp3

Erin Kim 2G
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Re: Lone pair

Postby Erin Kim 2G » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:26 pm

it is solely dependent on the number of electron densities so we would consider all bonds (single, double, triple) and lone pairs as 1 region of electron density. therefore the hybridization would be sp3.

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Re: Lone pair

Postby Yiting_Gong_4L » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:17 pm

hybridzation depends on the number of regions of electron density. since there is 4 regions (1 lone pair and 3 atoms) the hybridization would be s1p3.


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