## hybridization

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

Guzman_1J
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### hybridization

How do you assign hybridization to a lone pair? I get confused by that question, can someone please explain?

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### Re: hybridization

an orbital is hybridized to make everything more stable. when determining the correct hybridization for an atom, you include all the possible electron-dense regions (or bonding regions) which includes lone pairs.

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### Re: hybridization

Also, why are there p orbitals that are filled along with the hybridized orbitals?

Connor Ho 1B
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### Re: hybridization

Madeline Phan 4H wrote:Also, why are there p orbitals that are filled along with the hybridized orbitals?

filled p-orbitals generally represent the ability for pi bonds to form.