Counting for hybridization


Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

ShreyaKannan1B
Posts: 51
Joined: Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:15 am

Counting for hybridization

Postby ShreyaKannan1B » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:37 pm

Can I just count the bonds on an atom and determine the hybridization by making sure the exponents of the s and p add up to that number? I feel like that's what I did in high school, don't remember exactly though.

zachary_nhem_4I
Posts: 57
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:18 am

Re: Counting for hybridization

Postby zachary_nhem_4I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:37 pm

Yes, that's how our TA taught us to do it!

KarineKim2L
Posts: 100
Joined: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:16 am

Re: Counting for hybridization

Postby KarineKim2L » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:38 pm

I believe that works. The number of electron dense regions should match up with how many total orbitals you have. For example, tetrahedral electron geometries will always be sp^3 hybridization.


Return to “Hybridization”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests