## Hybridization

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

AlexandraZuniga1L
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### Hybridization

Is a linear structure considered sp^2?

Daniel Lai
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### Re: Hybridization

It depends. Different numbers of lone pairs can change the hybridization of the central atom but not change the shape. For example, a linear geometry can have 0 or 3 lone pairs.

jocelyntzeng
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### Re: Hybridization

depends because hybridization only determines electron arrangement on the central atom

janeane Kim4G
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### Re: Hybridization

Yes, an AX2E would be a liner structure, but you should also know that there are other VSEPR structures that translate to liner, for example AX2E3.