Superscript


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Mia Navarro 1D
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Superscript

Postby Mia Navarro 1D » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:49 pm

What is the significance of the 3 superscript within the hybridization notation, 2sp^3 ?

Lucian1F
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Re: Superscript

Postby Lucian1F » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:30 pm

The superscript is showing how many p-orbitals have been hybridized. So in sp, one p-orbital is hybridized, sp^2 has two hybridized, and sp^3 has three hybridized.

Erik Khong 2E
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Re: Superscript

Postby Erik Khong 2E » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:01 pm

The superscript states how many orbitals of that subshell is hybridized.

Peri Bingham 1G
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Re: Superscript

Postby Peri Bingham 1G » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:55 am

Also, remember that the number of hybrid orbitals (the sum of the subscripts) is equal to the number of regions of electron density.


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