hybrid orbitals


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Noh_Jasmine_1J
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hybrid orbitals

Postby Noh_Jasmine_1J » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:45 pm

if a hybrid orbital is created, does that mean there is only one electron per energy level?

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Re: hybrid orbitals

Postby AdityaGuru1H » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:06 pm

no for each set of hybrid orbitals all of the electrons are at the same energy level. For example for CH4 it is sp3 hybridized and has a total of 8 electrons. All eight of the electrons are at the same energy levels since there is new energy level that is in-between 2s and 2p and this allows all 4 of the bonds to be equal.


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