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Helen Shi 1J
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Postby Helen Shi 1J » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:50 am

Can someone explain what does the numbers in front of the hybrid orbitals mean? Like 2(sp2) or 1S. Is it the number of hybrid orbitals there are or is it related to the row on the periodic table?

Caitlin Mispagel 1D
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Re: 4.95

Postby Caitlin Mispagel 1D » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:00 am

I think that it is related to the number on the periodic table. So for example hybridization between a 2s orbital and a 2p orbital could be a 2sp^2 hybridization.

Ya Gao
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Re: 4.95

Postby Ya Gao » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:43 am

The number is related to the number on the periodic table because the number represents which orbital the valence electron is, for example, H1s, the valence electron of hydrogen atom is in the 1s orbital. Hope that helps.

Dylan Mai 1D
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Re: 4.95

Postby Dylan Mai 1D » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:33 pm

Will we be asked on the test to answer with the number in front of the hybridized orbital?

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