## Hybridization on Test

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

Samantha Pacheco 2K
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### Hybridization on Test

If we are trying to determine hybridization of an atom and we are given a structure but an atom in that structure does not have a full octet, do we assume that their is/are lone pairs?

Jonathan Zhao 4H
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### Re: Hybridization on Test

Yes. For instance, oxygen is often displayed without its lone pairs, so we must account for them when determining hybridization.

Alana Sur 3B
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### Re: Hybridization on Test

Yes because we consider a lone pair as one region of electron density, which you need to determine the hybridization.

Ahmed Mahmood 4D
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### Re: Hybridization on Test

Yes--just because lone pairs are not written in a diagram does not always mean they are not there. As such, they must be accounted for in determining hybridization.