Difference between hybrid orbitals and hybridization


Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Chem_Mod
Posts: 19614
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:53 pm
Has upvoted: 889 times

Difference between hybrid orbitals and hybridization

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:43 am

Question: What is the difference between a question that asks for the hybrid orbitals used by an atom and a question that asks what the hybridization is of an atom?

Chem_Mod
Posts: 19614
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:53 pm
Has upvoted: 889 times

Re: Difference between hybrid orbitals and hybridization

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:43 am

Answer: When you're asked the hybridization type, sp, sp2, sp3, etc are used. When asked hybrid orbitals, it refers to the specific orbitals of a certain atom, so quantum number n need to be put in the front.

Jamie Wang 3C
Posts: 112
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:51 pm

Re: Difference between hybrid orbitals and hybridization

Postby Jamie Wang 3C » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:47 pm

Just to clarify, This means that AsF3 would have a hybridization of sp3 and is in the hybrid orbital of 4sp3?

Chinmayi Mutyala 3H
Posts: 95
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:50 pm

Re: Difference between hybrid orbitals and hybridization

Postby Chinmayi Mutyala 3H » Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:42 pm

The hybrid orbital specifies the principal quantum number (n) of the orbital.

Yu Jin Kwon 3L
Posts: 96
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:41 pm
Been upvoted: 1 time

Re: Difference between hybrid orbitals and hybridization

Postby Yu Jin Kwon 3L » Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:59 pm

Just to add an additional question, what is the difference between hybridization schemes and hybridization? Or the difference between hybridization schemes and hybrid orbitals?

Inderpal Singh 2L
Posts: 153
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:02 pm
Been upvoted: 3 times

Re: Difference between hybrid orbitals and hybridization

Postby Inderpal Singh 2L » Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:08 am

^What is a hybridization scheme?


Return to “Hybridization”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest