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sp orbitals

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:09 pm
by Madison Hurst
what do the 2 and 3 mean in sp2, sp3, sp3d2 etc orbitals?

Re: sp orbitals

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:14 pm
by Arshiya
The 2 and 3 represent the number of p orbitals that are being hybridized.

Re: sp orbitals

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:14 pm
by Niveda_B_3I
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.

Re: sp orbitals

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:12 pm
by Yixiao Hu 3C
the number of p orbitals