## Hybridization number

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

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### Hybridization number

Will the hybridization orbitals always be equal to the number of electronic density regions? If yes, why?

Karyn How 1J
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### Re: Hybridization number

Yes, the hybridization of an atom is determined based on the number of regions of electron density that surround it. You figure out the hybridization by counting the atoms connected to the central atom and the number of lone pairs

Jacey Yang 1F
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### Re: Hybridization number

The number of hybrid orbitals is equal to the number of bonds and lone pairs around the central atom.

Kelsey Ash 1D
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### Re: Hybridization number

Yes because atom hybridization can be determined based on electron density surrounded the central atom (lone pairs and bonds attached to central atom). You find the hybridization number by simply counting the number lone pair regions and bonded pairs attached to the central atom.