## Steps

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

Kyle Thorin
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### Steps

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

Julie_Reyes1B
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### Re: Steps

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.