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hybridization number

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:19 pm
by Giovanni Anguiano-Gutierrez 3L
When trying to find the hybridization number for some bonds, do the lone pairs on the central atom count when trying to figure out the number, or only the molecules around the central count?

Re: hybridization number

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:21 pm
by Tanmay Singhal 1H
yes

Re: hybridization number

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:30 pm
by Sidharth D 1E
Remember that each lone pair is considered as a separate area of electron density and that multiple bonds between the same two atoms is considered as one area of electron density.

Re: hybridization number

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:43 pm
by 705379941
yes, you must consider lone pairs

Re: hybridization number

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:09 pm
by Betania Hernandez 2E
Yes, lone pairs do count. Hybridization takes into account all areas of electron density.

Re: hybridization number

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:18 pm
by jmtz1I
Yes, you do count it because it is an area of electron density.