Using Orbital Hybridization and Valence Bond Theory to Predict Molecular Shape


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What is hybridization?

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1. Which of these do you need to know to use the hybridization theory?

2. A sigma bond occurs when _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This multiple choice quiz and printable worksheet covers a myriad of concepts regarding the hybridization of orbitals in atoms. Key topics include hybridization theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to test what you know about:

  • Hybridization
  • Sigma bonds
  • Orbitals

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related orbital hybridization theory lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of how hybrid orbitals form
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about molecules in a different light

Additional Learning

Learn more on hybridization by viewing the lesson, Using Orbital Hybridization & Valence Bond Theory to Predict Molecular Shape. The objectives for this lesson include:

  • Defining hybridization
  • Understanding what happens to net energy
  • Identifying required information to apply hybridization theory