## Using hybrid orbitals

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

Jordan_Wesson_2J
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### Using hybrid orbitals

Is it necessary to indicate the shell of the hybrid orbital? sp3, 2sp3...

Melody Zhang 3L
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### Re: Using hybrid orbitals

It isn't necessary but 2sp3 is more specific because it is the second shell.

Neil Hsu 2A
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### Re: Using hybrid orbitals

It depends on the question since without the quantum number, it signifies the type of hybrid orbital the atom makes. With the quantum number, it specifies the hybridization of two specific subshells. However, to be safe, I would include the quantum number.