Hybridization in Carbon


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Gabriela Carrillo 1B
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Hybridization in Carbon

Postby Gabriela Carrillo 1B » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:50 pm

Why is the hybridization of a Carbon atom with two single bonds and one double bond sp^2?? I would've expected it to be sp^3 because isn't it still making 4 bonds?? Or since the double bond is one area of electron density it counts as one bond??

DianaTrujillo2K
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Re: Hybridization in Carbon

Postby DianaTrujillo2K » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:08 pm

The double bond counts as one domain of electron density and when determining hybridization the type of bond does not matter. Only the number of electon domains, so it would be sp^2.

Nickolas Manipud 1C
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Re: Hybridization in Carbon

Postby Nickolas Manipud 1C » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:54 am

Remember you're only counting the REGIONS of electron density so single, double, and triple bonds are all considered as one region of electron density

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Re: Hybridization in Carbon

Postby 204918982 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:35 pm

Any bond (single, double, or triple) only counts as one region of electron density.


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