Lone pairs


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Lone pairs

Postby 705088777 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:27 pm

How do you write/find the hybridization of a lone pair?

ThomasLai1D
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Re: Lone pairs

Postby ThomasLai1D » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:45 pm

The hybridization of lone pairs is the equivalent to the hybridization of the same central atom with the lone pair substituted for the bonding pair.

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Re: Lone pairs

Postby rosemarywang4i » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:50 pm

For example, NH3 has a lone pair and 3 bonding electrons, and is sp3 hybridized.


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