Hybridization


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Verity Lai 2K
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Hybridization

Postby Verity Lai 2K » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:02 pm

Could someone please summarize the idea of hybridization? I'm still confused how to determine if an element can be hybridized and how to go about finding the hybrid orbitals.

Victoria Li 1L
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Re: Hybridization

Postby Victoria Li 1L » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:18 pm

A simple way to think about it is the number of hybrid orbitals = the number of regions of electron density (e.g. 3 bonds + 1 lone pair = 4 regions). And it basically goes sp, sp2, sp3, sp3d, sp3d2 etc. sp means two regions, sp2 = 3, sp3 = 4 etc.

Verity Lai 2K
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Re: Hybridization

Postby Verity Lai 2K » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:03 pm

Thanks! This helps a lot!


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