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Hybridization

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:57 pm
by 904564128
If hybridization occurs with bonding and the overlapping of orbitals, then when is a molecule ever not hybridized, since all molecules have some type of bonding?

Re: Hybridization

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:10 pm
by Chem_Mod
Hybridization is considered when there are more than one bond coming from an atom. That is why only central atoms are considered hybridized. For example, the hydrogens in water are not considered hybridized. Or with CH2O, the carbonyl oxygen is not considered hybridized. We only consider the carbon hybridized.