sp orbitals


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Madison Hurst
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sp orbitals

Postby Madison Hurst » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:09 pm

what do the 2 and 3 mean in sp2, sp3, sp3d2 etc orbitals?

Arshiya
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Re: sp orbitals

Postby Arshiya » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:14 pm

The 2 and 3 represent the number of p orbitals that are being hybridized.

Niveda_B_3I
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Re: sp orbitals

Postby Niveda_B_3I » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:14 pm

Furthermore, sp3 means there's one sigma bond, sp2 means one sigma bond, one pi bond, and sp means there's one sigma bond and two pi bonds.

Yixiao Hu 3C
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Re: sp orbitals

Postby Yixiao Hu 3C » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:12 pm

the number of p orbitals


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