Electron Promotion

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

Rachel Min
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Electron Promotion

How exactly do we know which elements can do electron promotion? The book says that elements that have empty orbitals can, like carbon and boron, but can the transition metals also go through electron promotion?

Curtis Tam 1J
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Re: Electron Promotion

Are you talking about hybridization. If so, I believe TM can since they can hybridize to have sp3d2 orbitals since many of them can form coordination complexes.