## Hybridization

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

CalebBurns3L
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### Hybridization

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

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.

Wenxin Fan 1J
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### Re: Hybridization

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

Jordan Foster
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### Re: Hybridization

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.

Scott Chin_1E
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### Re: Hybridization

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

Does hybridization also allow for lower stability?

Sophie 1I
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### Re: Hybridization

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