Energy levels

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Energy levels

Postby ZachMoore1C » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:15 am

When writing the hybridization of an atom such as Borirn in BF3, is it necessary to write the energy level (2sp2) or can we just write it as (sp2)

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Re: Energy levels

Postby Alexandra Wade 1L » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:00 pm

Every example that I have done both with my TA and in book the answer has just been sp, sp^3, etc. So I am assuming that is sufficient for the answer.

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Re: Energy levels

Postby Raquel Floyd 1K » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:16 pm

Wouldn't the energy levels get a bit mixed up anyways, and we haven't been taught how to find what the hybridized energy level would be? I remember talking about how after hybridizing something, the new energy level is then somewhere in between the two. That is why when we are drawing out the diagram on the board, when we have the increasing energy as the y axis, the new hybridized level is somewhere in between.

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Re: Energy levels

Postby 004985802 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:56 pm

you don't include the energy levels because your only looking at electron density in the valence shell

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Re: Energy levels

Postby duverge_maciel » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:34 pm

Does degeneracy relate to if an atom has access to the D block?

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Re: Energy levels

Postby Carlos De La Torre 2L » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:05 pm

degeneracy relates to all energy levels, orbitals and subshells, it simply states subshells are the same exact energy, however, degeneracy is broken in the D orbital due to some subshells being lower energy then others

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Re: Energy levels

Postby Aakash Tammana 3H » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:02 pm

We haven't included it in our discussion solutions.

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