hybridization of lone pairs
Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:41 pm
I am a bit unclear on how to determine the hybridization of lone pairs in a given structure. For instance, in formic acid, I understand the hybridization of all the bonds, such as the C-H bond is sigma and is (H1S, C2SP2), but why is the lone pair on the oxygen that is in between the C and the H have hybridization of 2sp3? What does 2sp3 refer to? If someone could provide an explanation of how to find the hybridization of specifically lone pairs that would be very helpful thanks.