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Postby Kyle Thorin » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:16 pm

What are the steps in figuring out the Hybridization of a molecule?

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Re: Steps

Postby Julie_Reyes1B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:01 am

1. Draw the Lewis structure of the molecule.
2. Pick a "central atom" to focus on.
3. Determine the electron arrangement around that central atom.
4. # of electron regions= # of hybrid orbitals (linear is 2 sp orbitals, trigonal planar is 3 sp2 orbitals, etc.)
When drawing a diagram, remember that pi bonds occur due to overlapping p orbitals, so you may need to promote an electron/electrons to account for this.

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