sp^3d or dsp^3


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Mario Reyes 1C
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sp^3d or dsp^3

Postby Mario Reyes 1C » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:11 pm

Does it matter which way you write a hybridization with 5 regions of electron density? Is either way of writing it correct?

Shimran Kumar 1C
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Re: sp^3d or dsp^3

Postby Shimran Kumar 1C » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:22 pm

It should not matter which order you write it in, both ways say the same thing.

Surya Palavali 1D
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Re: sp^3d or dsp^3

Postby Surya Palavali 1D » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:50 pm

The order does not matter, as far as I know.

Katarina Ho -1B
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Re: sp^3d or dsp^3

Postby Katarina Ho -1B » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:43 pm

I know that normally you are suppose to write it dsp^3 due to the energy levels.

salvadoralvizo1J
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Re: sp^3d or dsp^3

Postby salvadoralvizo1J » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:46 pm

I had the same question last week. The order doesn't matter, but I believe writing the d at the end is preferred.

Riya Shah 4H
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Re: sp^3d or dsp^3

Postby Riya Shah 4H » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:18 pm

Does dsp^3 mean that the s and p orbitals used are from a shell higher than the d? For example, when 3d, 4s, and 4p are involved in hybridization we say dsp^3?

204765696
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Re: sp^3d or dsp^3

Postby 204765696 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:41 pm

No the order doesn't matter!


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