Lone Pairs


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Jose Munoz 1D
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Lone Pairs

Postby Jose Munoz 1D » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:29 pm

I know that when we have lone pairs the 3-D shape changes, however does Hybridization change as well due to have lone pairs instead of bonds?

Myles Chang 1B
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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Myles Chang 1B » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:33 pm

I think the shape in general will stay the same just because of the areas of electron density, however the exact structure will not be identical. For example, the difference between a trigonal pyramidal and tetrahedral structure is the replacement of one lone pair of electrons with a bond. The bond angles between the other atoms not including the variable lone pair very similar.

KateCaldwell 1A
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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby KateCaldwell 1A » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:36 pm

I believe hybridization takes into account the lone pairs of a molecule. It is further explained on this document; http://www.chem.ucla.edu/~harding/notes ... als_01.pdf

Jennifer Ma 1G
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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Jennifer Ma 1G » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:56 pm

I think hybridization changes if the lone pairs are attached to the central atom, but that's it.

Jonghwee Park 1K
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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Jonghwee Park 1K » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:35 pm

Does that mean if the atom has 3 lone pairs and one bond, its hybridization would be sp^3?

Sara Veerman-1H
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Re: Lone Pairs

Postby Sara Veerman-1H » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:12 pm

I believe so because there are 4 areas of electron density


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