Electron density

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Electron density

Postby AlexandraZuniga1L » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:37 pm

Does regions of electron density equal the the number of hybrid orbitals?

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Re: Electron density

Postby Timothy_Yueh_4L » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:39 pm

The number of hybrid orbitals equals the number of electron densities that result from bonded and lone pair electrons.

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Re: Electron density

Postby Michael Torres 4I » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:43 pm

Yes, I believe they do. Finding the hybrid orbitals of an atom can thus be facilitated by knowing beforehand how many regions of electron density are around it.

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Re: Electron density

Postby Carlos De La Torre 2L » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:03 pm

yes the hybridization is the same as electron densities around the central atom as double and triple bonds require unhybridized p orbitals, single, double, and triple bonds as well as lone pairs each count as one electron density

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