Knowing when hybridization occurs


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Katie Bart 1I
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Knowing when hybridization occurs

Postby Katie Bart 1I » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:40 am

How do you know when hybridization will occur? Does it only occur when an atom forms more bonds than the number of unpaired electrons it has?

Ziyan Wang 3J
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Re: Knowing when hybridization occurs

Postby Ziyan Wang 3J » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:32 pm

It always occur if the atom has more than one electron domain.

Sydney Myers 4I
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Re: Knowing when hybridization occurs

Postby Sydney Myers 4I » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:18 am

It is mainly helpful to know the hybridization when bonding occurs because it can help visualize which bonds are placed where. Like double bonds can be comprised of a hybrid orbital and a regular orbital, because the bond is counted as a single region of electron density.

Sukanya Mohapatra 2G
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Re: Knowing when hybridization occurs

Postby Sukanya Mohapatra 2G » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:52 pm

Hybridization occurs everytime there are multiple electron domains.

Rohan Kubba Dis 4B
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Re: Knowing when hybridization occurs

Postby Rohan Kubba Dis 4B » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:01 pm

Basically, if molecule has more than one bonding site (ie usually 3 atoms or a lone pair), hybridization will occur. If you think about it, hybridization is directly related to the number of bonding sites as well: eg. 3 bonding sites= sp2, 4 bonding sites=sp3 and so on and so forth.

Jingyao Chen 4H
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Re: Knowing when hybridization occurs

Postby Jingyao Chen 4H » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:10 pm

The purpose of hybridization is to result in an overall lower energy level. Therefore, I think as long as there's bonds that involves the p orbital, there will be hybridization between s and p to form an energy level in between.

Matthew Chan 1B
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Re: Knowing when hybridization occurs

Postby Matthew Chan 1B » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:39 pm

Orbitals hybridize whenever the resulting molecule will be lower in energy.


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