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7th Edition 2F.15

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:24 pm
by Jamie Hsu
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?

Re: 7th Edition 2F.15

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:10 pm
by Nicholas Carpo 1L
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.