## Purpose of hybridization

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

Hai-Lin Yeh 1J
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### Purpose of hybridization

What is the purpose of hybridization? I know VSEPR allows us to figure out the actual shape of a molecule accurately, but what does hybridization do and why is it important?

Schuyler_Howell_4D
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### Re: Purpose of hybridization

Hybridization is important for bonding. You "mix" the orbitals together to visualize and determine how any valance electrons area available for bonding.

michelle
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### Re: Purpose of hybridization

Hybridization allows you to figure out how bonds are formed by displaying the electron regions in the real case that is most stable for the lowest maintaining energy.

Linyu Zeng 1H
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### Re: Purpose of hybridization

hybridization helps make VSEPR model closer to the reality by mixing up the orbitals to achieve actual bonding angle.

Arlene Linares 3A
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### Re: Purpose of hybridization

Schuyler_Howell_4D wrote:Hybridization is important for bonding. You "mix" the orbitals together to visualize and determine how any valance electrons area available for bonding.

Thank you