Lone pairs


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Lone pairs

Postby 905174774 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:10 am

Do lone pairs count when figuring out hybridization or not?

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Re: Lone pairs

Postby HuyHa_2H » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:58 pm

Yes, they do because they're also electron groups.

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Re: Lone pairs

Postby Lauren Stack 1C » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:02 pm

Lone pairs do count. If you think about how we define hybridization, it is through the electron geometry found in the VSEPR Theory. In order to find this electron geometry, we must count both the number of bonds and the number of lone pair sites in order to find the total number of areas of electron density. This then guides the electron geometry and what hybridization occurs.

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Re: Lone pairs

Postby derinceltik1K » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:19 pm

They do count as 1 region of electron density around the atom.

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Re: Lone pairs

Postby 705198479 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:05 pm

what do I look at to determine the hybridization of lone pairs?


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