## hybridization number

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

Giovanni Anguiano-Gutierrez 3L
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### hybridization number

When trying to find the hybridization number for some bonds, do the lone pairs on the central atom count when trying to figure out the number, or only the molecules around the central count?

Tanmay Singhal 1H
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### Re: hybridization number

yes

Sidharth D 1E
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### Re: hybridization number

Remember that each lone pair is considered as a separate area of electron density and that multiple bonds between the same two atoms is considered as one area of electron density.

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### Re: hybridization number

yes, you must consider lone pairs

Betania Hernandez 2E
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### Re: hybridization number

Yes, lone pairs do count. Hybridization takes into account all areas of electron density.

jmtz1I
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### Re: hybridization number

Yes, you do count it because it is an area of electron density.