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Hybridized Orbitals with d

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:29 pm
by 104822659
Is there a difference between dsp^3 and sp^3d?
If the electron arrangement was a pentagonal bipyramidal, what would the hybridization be?

Re: Hybridized Orbitals with d

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:36 pm
by Mimi Lec 2H
There isn't a difference between sp^3d and dsp^3. I think it's usually written dsp^3 because d orbitals are lower in energy. It's like when writing the electron configurations: 3d10 4s2 etc.