Unhybridized Orbitals

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Unhybridized Orbitals

Postby Celine_Ngo_3L » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:56 pm

How do you know when to use unhybridized orbitals vs. hybridized orbitals?

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Re: Unhybridized Orbitals

Postby Armo_Derbarsegian_3K » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:04 pm

Look at bonding.

For example, ethylene makes a C::C and each C also makes 2 H bonds, therefore each C makes a total of 3 bonds = sp2. When you look at sp3, which is the full octet, sp2 is missing a p, and that is your un hybridized p. This is where the pi bonding happens.

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Re: Unhybridized Orbitals

Postby Crystal_Chung_1A » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:40 pm

I think in general, when atoms form covalent bonds, they hybridize orbitals because that's how sigma and pi bonds form

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