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Hybridization and Hybrid Orbitals

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:43 pm
by taywebb
Can someone please explain to me the difference between hybridization of the central atom and the hybrid orbitals used by the central atom? (If there is a difference?)

Re: Hybridization and Hybrid Orbitals

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:13 pm
by LedaKnowles2E
As far as I know they mean the same thing. If anyone knows better please correct me

Re: Hybridization and Hybrid Orbitals

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:24 pm
by Steven Garcia 1H
Hi!

hybridization state of the central atom is the same thing as the hybrid orbitals of the central atom! Just a different way to phrase it I believe.

Re: Hybridization and Hybrid Orbitals

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:01 pm
by Nicole Jakiel 4F
I believe they are the same thing.

Re: Hybridization and Hybrid Orbitals

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:07 pm
by Yixiao Hu 3C
I think they are the same thing, just in different ways of telling