Unhybridized Orbital vs Spin Pair?

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Ariel Davydov 1C
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Unhybridized Orbital vs Spin Pair?

Postby Ariel Davydov 1C » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:53 pm

Will an electron prefer to occupy an unhybridized orbital or spin pair in hybridized orbital?

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Re: Unhybridized Orbital vs Spin Pair?

Postby AGulati_4A » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:54 pm

An unhybridized orbital

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Re: Unhybridized Orbital vs Spin Pair?

Postby Ariel Davydov 1C » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:15 pm

AGulati_4A wrote:An unhybridized orbital


Why?

Michelle Le 1J
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Re: Unhybridized Orbital vs Spin Pair?

Postby Michelle Le 1J » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:51 pm

I think it's unhybridized orbital because of electrons like to spread out as much as they can before having to be spin paired with another electron, so they will fill up the unhybridized first before they spin pair.

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Re: Unhybridized Orbital vs Spin Pair?

Postby Daria Azizad 1K » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:45 pm

Also, the unhybridizied orbital is lower energy than the hybridized orbital, and electrons will go to the lowest energy state possible.

Yuri Lin 4H
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Re: Unhybridized Orbital vs Spin Pair?

Postby Yuri Lin 4H » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:47 pm

Also, the energy to overcome the repulsion from spin-pair in a hybridized orbital is greater than the energy to occupy an unhybridized orbital, so the electron goes to the lower energy option.

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Re: Unhybridized Orbital vs Spin Pair?

Postby Nyari Muchaka_Discussion 4A » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:55 pm

Unhybridized, electrons prefer to be in their own space before pairing due to the repulsion of the negative charge.

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Re: Unhybridized Orbital vs Spin Pair?

Postby AprilPaz » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:13 am

Unhybridized orbital because electron repulsion causes too much energy cost for an electron.

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Re: Unhybridized Orbital vs Spin Pair?

Postby Pegah Nasseri 1K » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:16 am

An electron will prefer to occupy the unhybridized orbital because it takes less energy for the electron to be in the higher p orbital since the electron repulsion as a spin pair in a hybridized orbital would be too unstable.


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