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Valeria Viera 1B
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Postby Valeria Viera 1B » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:06 pm

Can someone explain to me how to determine hybridization? What are some key things to remember?

KateCaldwell 1A
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Re: Hibridization

Postby KateCaldwell 1A » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:35 pm

Hybridization is the mixing of orbitals into new orbitals to accommodate electrons to form new chemical bonds of the valence-bond theory. To solve for hybridization, look at the amount of electrons/atoms bonded to the central atom. For linear, there is 2 atomic orbitals as well as two hybrid orbitals, so the hybridization is sp. There’s a full table on page 125 showing all the hybridization of atoms.

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Re: Hibridization

Postby Johanna Caprietta 1E » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:52 am

I would say for the final we need to know how to identify how many electron bonds a molecule has and memorizing what the hybridization would be.

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Re: Hibridization

Postby 404975170 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:22 pm

To find hybridization you must determine the number of regions of electron density present.

A region of electron density is either a pair of lone pair electrons or a bond (every single, double and triple bonds just counts as one region). The number of regions correspond to a hybrid orbital (s, sp, sp2 etc.)
1 region - s
2 regions- sp
3 regions- sp2
4 regions- sp3
5 regions- sp3d
6 regions-sp3d2

Count the number of regions of electron density around the particular atom you are focusing on and then it’s hybridization is shown above which should be memorized.

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