degeneracy


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Jackie Ngo 1C
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degeneracy

Postby Jackie Ngo 1C » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:50 pm

Why is degeneracy important when it comes to hybridization? What role does it play onto hybrid orbitals?

sameeksha_panda_3h
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Re: degeneracy

Postby sameeksha_panda_3h » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:59 pm

Degeneracy means that two atoms has the same amount of energy. This is important in hybridization as the lowest energy atom is the more stable structure. If there is degeneracy, there may be more than one structure found in nature (of an atom).

Mariah Hill
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Re: degeneracy

Postby Mariah Hill » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:10 am

What do you mean by more than one structure?


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