Ring Structure

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

JamieVu_2C
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Ring Structure

When a molecule is drawn as a ring structure, are there still lone pairs on the atoms if they don't form octets and even if we can't see it? And we'd still include them in the hybridization?

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Re: Ring Structure

Yes, there are still lone pairs even if you can't see them. That is the organic chemistry short hand.

Michael Nguyen 1E
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Re: Ring Structure

When molecules are drawn using a ring structure, assume that all of the atoms have an octet (except for hydrogens). However, the lone pairs are often omitted in the drawing but are implied to be there. Since the lone pairs are still there, they are included in the hybridization.