Hybridized Orbitals

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

Tasnia Haider 1E
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Hybridized Orbitals

Are we going to have to show how we came up with the hybridized orbital on the test like how he did in class?

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Re: Hybridized Orbitals

I think the questions will ask to predict the hybridization. Like if the questions asks to predict the hybridization for BCl3, you would answer with sp2. I may be wrong, but that's what I think the questions will be like

Gurvardaan Bal1L
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Re: Hybridized Orbitals

Possibly. I would say to make sure to know why and how the orbitals are formed, because that could be a possible conceptual question. You should know why electrons choose to be alone versus in pairs, how hybridized orbitals increase options for bonding, etc. As long as you have a good grasp for how the process works you should b fine.