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Postby alondra_1D » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:48 pm

When giving the hybridization, geometry and Shape of organic molecules, do we not include the lone pairs?

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Re: Naming

Postby Allison Suzuki 2B » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:40 pm

Lone pairs should be included in hybridization, because they are included in the number of regions of electron density.
However, I think that you don't need to mention them when naming the shape, although it does alter the structure of the molecules.

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Re: Naming

Postby samuelkharpatin2b » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:53 am

Lone pairs do affect the hybridization, however they do and do not affect the geometry of a molecule in a way. For example. The lone pairs in water give it an angular shape but aren't visible in the Lewis structure, (unless of course they're drawn).

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