Writing the hydrization


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Diana Chavez-Carrillo 2L
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Writing the hydrization

Postby Diana Chavez-Carrillo 2L » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:53 pm

When asked what the hybridization is when do we have to write, for example, 2sp3 or just sp3?

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Re: Writing the hydrization

Postby EvanWang » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:08 pm

I think it wouldn't hurt to specify the principle quantum number when you know what the central atom is. If you only know the areas of electron density around the central atom, then you can only discern the hybridization without the principle quantum number.

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Re: Writing the hydrization

Postby WYacob_2C » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:05 pm

I think it's the same thing, but with the energy level, it's more specific for an atom.

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Re: Writing the hydrization

Postby thanh24mai » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:40 pm

Can you explain how to find the hybridization? I've always struggled with it

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Re: Writing the hydrization

Postby Chloe Alviz 1E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:38 pm

thanh24mai wrote:Can you explain how to find the hybridization? I've always struggled with it


I would recommend looking at the example listed in 2F.3 (page 122 on the pdf). You should first identify the molecular shape about the central atom - the number of atomic orbitals it has is equivalent to the hybridized orbitals. A certain number of hybridized orbitals corresponds to a certain hybridization (which you can find on the chart on the same page). I highly recommend reading the text for further clarification.

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Re: Writing the hydrization

Postby Ariel Fern 2B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:44 pm

thanh24mai wrote:Can you explain how to find the hybridization? I've always struggled with it


The way I find hybridization is just counting the amount of electron densities around the atom in question. For example, if there are two electron densities, then you need an s-orbital and a p-orbital, so sp. Four electron densities would need an s-orbital and 3 p-orbitals, so sp3. Six electron densities would need the s-orbital, three p-orbitals, and two d-orbitals, so sp3d2. If you add the superscripts of your hybrid orbitals, it should add up to the amount of electron densities; just don't forget that the s-orbital counts as one!

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Re: Writing the hydrization

Postby Donavin Collins 1F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:12 pm

Hello, I have a question about the difference between 2sp3 and sp3. How do you know if the "2" in front of the sp3 is supposed to be there? What's the difference between the two?

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Re: Writing the hydrization

Postby 005206171 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:40 pm

Donavin Collins 3B wrote:Hello, I have a question about the difference between 2sp3 and sp3. How do you know if the "2" in front of the sp3 is supposed to be there? What's the difference between the two?


It’s the quantum number of the central atom when you’re talking about the hybridization of a molecule. Describing a molecule as 2sp3 and sp3 is saying the same thing.

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Re: Writing the hydrization

Postby Sean Tran 2K » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:13 pm

Since we’re on the topic of writing hybridization, does it matter if we write d hybridization before s and p? Or can we out it after.

Diana Chavez-Carrillo 2L
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Re: Writing the hydrization

Postby Diana Chavez-Carrillo 2L » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:58 am

Meredithe De Guzman 4H wrote:
Donavin Collins 3B wrote:Hello, I have a question about the difference between 2sp3 and sp3. How do you know if the "2" in front of the sp3 is supposed to be there? What's the difference between the two?


It’s the quantum number of the central atom when you’re talking about the hybridization of a molecule. Describing a molecule as 2sp3 and sp3 is saying the same thing.


Since it is the quantum number then is it possible to write like 3sp2 or is it just up to 2sp3 (quantum number 2)?

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Re: Writing the hydrization

Postby Maika Ngoie 1B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:41 pm

The difference between 2sp2 and sp2 is the statement of the energy level (n=2), but unless the question specifies that the energy level needs to be stated, then its not required.


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