Lone Pairs in Hybridization


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Kelly Kiremidjian 1C
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Lone Pairs in Hybridization

Postby Kelly Kiremidjian 1C » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:38 pm

Can anyone explain how to write the hybridization of a compound with a lone pair? Does hybridization rely solely on the amount of regions of electron density or just the number of bonds excluding lone pairs?

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Re: Lone Pairs in Hybridization

Postby Lucian1F » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:58 pm

It solely relies on the amount of areas of electron density, including the lone pairs

Madeline Musselman 3H
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Re: Lone Pairs in Hybridization

Postby Madeline Musselman 3H » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:03 pm

It is important to take into account everything around the central atom. For example, the number of bonds and lone pairs. Knowing what the central atom is surrounded by helps with the hybridization of the compound.

Jason Liu 1C
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Re: Lone Pairs in Hybridization

Postby Jason Liu 1C » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:53 am

Since hybridization relies only on areas of electron density, lone pairs count, but keep in mind that double and triple bonds only count as one area of electron density

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Re: Lone Pairs in Hybridization

Postby 204918982 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:03 pm

lone pairs are included and double/triple bonds are only counted as one area of electron density


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