## Identifying Hybridization

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

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### Identifying Hybridization

If there is an oxygen molecule with two hydrogen atoms bonded to it, but the lone pairs are not shown, do you assume the lone pairs still exist? Therefore would this oxygen atom have a hybridization of sp3?

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### Re: Identifying Hybridization

If the whole molecule has no charge, then it is safe to assume that the two lone pairs do still exist. Therefore, the hybridization is sp3.

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### Re: Identifying Hybridization

That will always represent H2O (water) which has a bent shape so it shall always be assumed there are two lone pairs.