## Hybridization

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

Verity Lai 2K
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### Hybridization

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

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

Thanks! This helps a lot!