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d orbital

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:41 am
by Josephine Chan 1B
when do you know to include d in hybridized orbitals?

Re: d orbital

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:43 am
by Chloe Qiao 4C
You include d when the regions of electron density is higher than or equal to five.
2 regions of electron density=sp
3 regions of electron density=sp2
4 regions of electron density=sp3
5 regions of electron density=sp3d
6 regions of electron density=sp3d2
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Re: d orbital

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:41 pm
by Emilee Hosking 1D
I would start by first drawing the lewis structure that way you can easily determine the number of regions of electron density, then use the explanation above.