## Geometry and Hybridization

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

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### Geometry and Hybridization

Does each hybridization correlate with a specific geometry?

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### Re: Geometry and Hybridization

Hybridization does correlate to specific electron geometries, since it is based on the number of regions of electron density around the atom. So, for example, all molecules with linear electron geometry would have an sp hybridization, all molecules with trigonal planar electron geometry would have an sp2 hybridization, all molecules with tetrahedral electron geometry would have an sp3 hybridization, all molecules with trigonal bipyramidal electron geometry would have an sp3d hybridization, and all molecules with an octahedral electron geometry would have an sp3d2 hybridization.

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