Hybrid Orbitals


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ElizabethP1L
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Hybrid Orbitals

Postby ElizabethP1L » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:42 pm

Hi everyone! I noticed some discrepancies on how we write the hybrid orbital for each molecule. I know that if there are five regions of electron density, for example, we use dsp3 for our hybrid orbitals (from the notes). However, my TA and the solutions manual both use sp3d instead. Are both acceptable and why is it written differently? Thanks in advance! :)

Elana Weingord 1C
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Re: Hybrid Orbitals

Postby Elana Weingord 1C » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:13 pm

I believe the correct way to write this is sp3d as that is how it is often written in lecture in the solutions manual of the textbook.

Briana Lopez 4K
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Re: Hybrid Orbitals

Postby Briana Lopez 4K » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:23 pm

In class, he said something about how it is written differently, but the more clear way is sp3d

Megan Potter 1G
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Re: Hybrid Orbitals

Postby Megan Potter 1G » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:43 pm

He also said he preferred the s to do first and my TA writes it that way as well so you prob won't get points taken off either way


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