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S Hybridization?

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:14 pm
by Shundeen Martinez 1D
Can something just have a hybridization of s if it only is connected to one region of electron density?

Re: S Hybridization?

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:17 pm
by Tessa Lawler 1A
Yes. We don't do it often on tests/homework I assume because it's just really simple. Hydrogen, for example, would just be "s". It's also kind of rare of an atom in a larger molecule (that isn't Hydrogen) to have only one bond and no lone pairs, so you don't see it too often.

Re: S Hybridization?

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:19 pm
by Sara Lakamsani 4D
It's usually for atoms that are not central, like hydrogen.

Re: S Hybridization?

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:20 pm
by 905109118
Shundeen Martinez 1D wrote:Can something just have a hybridization of s if it only is connected to one region of electron density?


Yes it's possible to have a hybridization of only s.

Re: S Hybridization?

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:31 pm
by Anand Narayan 1G
Yes, however we don't really use s hybridization since we focus on more complex molecules that typically involve p orbitals as well.

Re: S Hybridization?

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:29 pm
by Luis_Yepez_1F
Yes, but most of the time it is usually for atoms that are not the central atom within the molecule.