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Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:49 pm
What is the significance of the 3 superscript within the hybridization notation, 2sp^3 ?
Posted: 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.
Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:01 pm
The superscript states how many orbitals of that subshell is hybridized.
Posted: 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.