Electron Promotion

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Adilene Gonzalez 1J
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Electron Promotion

Postby Adilene Gonzalez 1J » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:03 pm

What is the relation between electron promotion and hybridization?

Chris Fults 1C
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Re: Electron Promotion

Postby Chris Fults 1C » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:10 pm

Electron promotion is when an electron absorbs a photon to jump from a low energy level orbital to a higher energy orbital, hence “promotion.” This can only happen if the photon energy matches the energy difference of the orbitals. Hybridization is the concept of mixing atomic orbitals (s and p) into new hybrid orbitals (sp3) suitable for the pairing of electrons to form chemical bonds in valence bond theory.

Alexis Bravo 1D
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Re: Electron Promotion

Postby Alexis Bravo 1D » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:08 pm

Can hybridization take place without electron promotion?

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