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Unhybridized orbitals

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:58 pm
by Rachel Yoo 1F
Today in lecture Dr. Lavelle talked about unhybridized 2p orbitals but I was unsure of what unhybridized orbitals are and the difference between these and hybridized orbitals.

Re: Unhybridized orbitals

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:03 pm
by ariana_apopei1K
I was also a little confused about this today. I think it might have something to do with empty orbitals? Like the empty 2p orbital for his C2H4 example.

Re: Unhybridized orbitals

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:04 pm
by Searra Harding 4I
"...if the atom has more than three valence electrons in its outer shell three of the electron orbitals hybridize and one of the p orbitals remains unhybridized: It is the unhybridized p orbitals that then form pi bonds for double bonding" (chem.fsu.edu). You may want to go over this link and read up on hybridization. https://www.chem.fsu.edu/chemlab/chm104 ... ation.html

Re: Unhybridized orbitals

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:17 pm
by Ahmet_Dikyurt_3L
The hybridized and unhybridized bonds also help with the shape. Not the shape of the molecule per se but the shape including the electrons (lone pairs and shared)

Re: Unhybridized orbitals

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:23 pm
by Matthew Tran 1H
Unhybridized orbitals are the standard orbitals that we have learned about before: s,p,d, and f. In the context of hybridization, we call them unhybridized to distinguish them from hybrid orbitals.

Re: Unhybridized orbitals

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:59 pm
by Sophie Roberts 1E
I am also still confused on if all lewis structures obtain hybridized orbitals? Or how do you determine if they do or don't?

Re: Unhybridized orbitals

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:10 pm
by Kathryn 1F
I was also confused as to whether all molecules have hybridized orbitals...I think the answer is yes, if they can. Like I assume H-H doesn't as H only has the s orbital. But from what I gather its generally necessary, at least for the central atom, so that it can bond? I think its mostly key to determine the VSEPR model to figure it out.

Re: Unhybridized orbitals

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:41 pm
by Letizia Ye 4F
I think hybridized orbitals can be thought of as electrons existing in between the energy levels of both s and p orbitals.

Re: Unhybridized orbitals

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:35 pm
by Destiny Diaz 4D
I was also confused on the concept of unhybridized orbitals, I am wondering if the hybridization changed the shape of the molecule? Or would it only be impacting the sp formula and if so how?

Re: Unhybridized orbitals

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:11 pm
by Shundeen Martinez 1D
Hybridization depends on the shape of the molecule and is the shape of the molecule.

Re: Unhybridized orbitals

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:40 pm
by Sarah_Kang_2K
Unhybridized orbitals refer to your standard s, p, d, f orbitals. Hybridized orbitals pertain to electrons that can exist between these orbitals. Someone correct me if I'm wrong?