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Hybridization for elements like S, Xe, Br, etc.

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:02 pm
by Anisha Chandra 1K
How does hybridization work for elements where some or all of the valence electrons are paired? Do the paired electrons get promoted to d orbitals?

Re: Hybridization for elements like S, Xe, Br, etc.

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:23 pm
by MingdaH 3B
Hybridization works the same for all elements, although some are very difficult to find in a molecular form. Count the number of bonds between atoms, and then it's just the same process

Re: Hybridization for elements like S, Xe, Br, etc.

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:18 pm
by emwoodc
hybridization should be the same for every element.

Re: Hybridization for elements like S, Xe, Br, etc.

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:38 pm
by Daniel Martinez 1k
Hybridization works the same for all elements.

Re: Hybridization for elements like S, Xe, Br, etc.

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:20 pm
by Claire Stoecklein 1E
Is hybridization just for the central atom? So then is one molecule just one kind of hybridization?