lone pairs in hybridization


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Amy Kumar 1I
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lone pairs in hybridization

Postby Amy Kumar 1I » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:41 am

how are lone pair shown in hybridization?

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Re: lone pairs in hybridization

Postby EvaLi_3J » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:52 am

One lone pair would normally take up one hybridized orbital, just like the bonding pairs.

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Re: lone pairs in hybridization

Postby Brianna Becerra 1B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:38 pm

For example, if you were drawing the Lewis structure of NH3, there would be a lone pair on the N. This would then be sp3 and shown with 4 _ _ _ _. The first space would have an arrow going up and down representing the lone pair and the last 3 would only have an upwards arrow showing binding sites.

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Re: lone pairs in hybridization

Postby KaleenaJezycki_1I » Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:55 pm

a lone pair acts as other section of electron density in hybridization, so yes they matter. A molecule with 3 bonds and 1 lone pair has 4 regions of electron density and therefore has sp3 hybridization.

Annie Ye
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Re: lone pairs in hybridization

Postby Annie Ye » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:48 pm

You would count the lone pairs as electron density. Bonds and lone pairs count in hybridization.

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Re: lone pairs in hybridization

Postby Kavya Immadisetty 2B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:56 pm

You use the number of electron densities (lone pairs and bonding pairs) to determine the number of orbitals required.

Lauren Lewis3L
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Re: lone pairs in hybridization

Postby Lauren Lewis3L » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:38 pm

The lone pairs in hybridization is to be considered as an electron density. You would count it as you would like any atom bonded to the metal.


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