Lone Pairs


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KDang_1D
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Lone Pairs

Postby KDang_1D » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:01 pm

How does hybridization work for atoms with lone pair electrons? For example, HS2

AKhanna_3H
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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby AKhanna_3H » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:03 pm

Since lone pairs count as a region of electron density, I believe they would count towards hybridization. For example, in a water molecule, the oxygen has two lone pairs and two covalent bonds, and would have a hybridization of sp3.

Mallika Chimpiri 3K
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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Mallika Chimpiri 3K » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:34 pm

Yes it does work, you just have to account for lone pairs when determining hybridization.


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