## 7th Edition 2F.15

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

Jamie Hsu
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### 7th Edition 2F.15

For the 7th Edition number 2F.15, what does it mean when it talks about the s character of hybrids? What is the s character of a hybrid and how can it increase?

Nicholas Carpo 1L
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### Re: 7th Edition 2F.15

The s-character is how much the sigma bond contributes to the hybridization.

For example, sp3 orbitals have 25% s-character and 75% p-character, while sp orbitals have 50% s-character and 50% p-character.