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Superscript

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:49 pm
by Mia Navarro 1D
What is the significance of the 3 superscript within the hybridization notation, 2sp^3 ?

Re: Superscript

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:30 pm
by Lucian1F
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.

Re: Superscript

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:01 pm
by Erik Khong 2E
The superscript states how many orbitals of that subshell is hybridized.

Re: Superscript

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:55 am
by Peri Bingham 1G
Also, remember that the number of hybrid orbitals (the sum of the subscripts) is equal to the number of regions of electron density.