Unhybridized orbitals


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Unhybridized orbitals

Postby Sarina Morales 1D » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:36 pm

Dr.Lavelle did an example in class that had an unhybridized p orbital. I believe it was ethene. I might have missed something, but I'm still not sure how we would know that there is one 2p orbital that is unhybridized and would lead to a pi bond.

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Re: Unhybridized orbitals

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:31 pm

As I discussed in class there must be conservation of orbitals: 4 orbitals before hybridization = 4 orbitals after hybridization

If only 3 orbitals are used in sp2 hybridization then the four atomic orbital is still present as an unhybridized p-orbital.

Ask me after class, or in office hours, or in the peer learning sessions.


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