Hybrid orbitals

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Priscilla Okaiteye
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Hybrid orbitals

Postby Priscilla Okaiteye » Sun May 06, 2018 10:42 pm

I don't quite get how hybrid orbitals are formed. How do the s and p orbitals become hybridized?

Jared Pagal 1J
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Re: Hybrid orbitals

Postby Jared Pagal 1J » Sun May 06, 2018 11:03 pm

Basically, orbitals hybridize because hybridization allows for the molecule to be in its lowest possible energy state (or most stable state). The shape of hybridized orbitals depends on how many electrons are present how much energy they have

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Re: Hybrid orbitals

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun May 13, 2018 3:15 pm

s & p orbitals become hybridized as the orbitals "mix"

Sarai Ventura 1L
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Re: Hybrid orbitals

Postby Sarai Ventura 1L » Sun May 13, 2018 9:11 pm

The hybridization of orbitals is also greatly favored because hybridized orbitals are lower in energy compared to their separated, unhybridized counterparts. This results in more stable compounds when hybridization occurs. For example, carbon has four unpaired electrons it can have four equal energy bonds.

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Re: Hybrid orbitals

Postby QuincyH1G » Sun May 27, 2018 6:03 pm

Does hybridization typically occur?

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