Chemical Bonding: Hybridization

There are two ways to approach hybridization.

  • Learn why orbitals hybridize and how this affects chemical bonding.
  • Memorize how to figure out the hybridization by memorizing a formula.

The most effective (and overall easiest) approach is to do both. First look at the "why" and then figure out how to determine the hybridization.

For the "why" I recommend this video from the Khan Acadmey.

For the "how" take a look at the video below:

Excellent practice site.