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Writing out Hybridization

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:42 am
by sallina_yehdego 2E
If a d-block does appear, would writing the hybridization out like sp^3d be correct or do we have to put the d in the beginning first like dsp^3?

Re: Writing out Hybridization

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:39 am
by Katelyn Phan 2A
Either order works. The book tends to write it with the d-orbital first, however you can write it afterwards as well.

Re: Writing out Hybridization

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:43 am
by Dina Geotas 4A
I don't think the placement of the d-orbital matters when writing the hybridization!

Re: Writing out Hybridization

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:59 am
by Tatum Keichline 2B
I think Dr. Lavelle said either way is acceptable in lecture because it's whatever you prefer.

Re: Writing out Hybridization

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:21 pm
by Hilda Sauceda 3C
in lecture Dr. Lavelle said it didn't matter where you placed D either in the beginning or end because he does it different from how the book does it.

Re: Writing out Hybridization

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:59 pm
by Zubair Ahmed 1L
Dr. Lavelle mentioned that it does not matter which notation you use when writing out the d-block in hybridization, but he did say that he will be writing it as sp^3d in lecture.

Re: Writing out Hybridization

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:46 pm
by Shash Khemka 1K
I'm pretty sure Dr. Lavelle said it was up to our preference regarding which placement we use.

Re: Writing out Hybridization

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:29 pm
by Harshita Talkad 4L
Dr. Lavelle said he writes it as sp^3d, but the textbook writes it as dsp^3, so either is fine.

Re: Writing out Hybridization

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:55 pm
by Danny Zhang 4L
Either way is fine. It's just whether or not you prefer using sp^3d to follow the order of increasing energy of orbitals as we did for electron configurations.