## sp^3d or dsp^3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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### Re: sp^3d or dsp^3

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

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?

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### Re: sp^3d or dsp^3

No the order doesn't matter!