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Postby CalebBurns3L » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:20 pm

Wait so is a hybridized orbital basically the addition of two orbitals? So the hybridization of an s orbital and a p would have 8 orbitals? I'm a little confused on what's actually going on here.

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Re: Hybridization

Postby MadisonFuentes1G » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:09 pm

It’s not the addition of orbitals but rather of a merging of the two. If you look at the amount of energy of the hybrized orbital, it will fall in between the two original ones. There is a conservation in the number of electrons for hybridization, it’s just their placement that changes.

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Re: Hybridization

Postby Wenxin Fan 1J » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:42 pm

Hybridization is basically the fusion of two orbitals to to form a new set of orbitals to hold electrons.

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Re: Hybridization

Postby Jordan Foster » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:22 pm

The reason we talk about hybridization is because the Lewis Structures are only accurate to a certain extent. There are many structures for which Lewis Structures do not work or make sense, which is where hybridization comes into play. Hybridization is a more detailed, yet more accurate version of electron density.

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Re: Hybridization

Postby Scott Chin_1E » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:29 am

As mentioned above, hybridization is the fusion of two different orbitals (the s and the p) which enable such atoms such as Carbon to form more than just 2 bonds as it would be expected to make. Instead, the "hybridization" of the s and p orbitals further show that Carbon will form 4 bonds rather than 2.

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Re: Hybridization

Postby 404995677 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:06 pm

Does hybridization also allow for lower stability?

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Re: Hybridization

Postby Sophie 1I » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:24 pm

Hybridization is the merging of two different orbitals to form a new atomic orbital which can change the bonding properties.

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