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Hello :) I just wanted to clarify: Is then number before the hybridization the period the element is in? So if we have Carbon it would be 2sp3 and if we had silicon it would be 3sp3 correct? Thanks so much!
Yes. It would probably be most helpful conceptually too to write out the electron configuration and figure out which orbital and n number the valence electrons exist in. From there you can draw the Aufbau diagram like we did in class for the examples. I am also confused though if its necessary to include the n number or just the letters on the test.
Yes, the number is the period the element is in just because that's the period that the valence electrons (the ones actually doing the bonding) are in. Also, writing out the electron configuration is very helpful as they said above!
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