Hybridization - Hybridization Rules From the molecular...

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Hybridization Rules From the molecular formula draw the Lewis Structure For every covalent bond (sigma or pi), central atom needs an unpaired electron. Surrounding atoms use pure orbitals (s/p/d/f) with unpaired valence electrons in overlap to bond Hybridization on the central atom As many orbitals you mix that many hybrid orbitals you end up with Example mixing one s and one p orbitals gives two hybrid sp orbitals Name reflects number (power) and type (letter) of orbitals mixed Total number of hybrid orbitals equal sum of the power (1+1= 2 sp hybrid orbitals)

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