## 4.31

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

CaminaB_1D
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### 4.31

4.31 "State the relative orientations of the following hybrid orbitals: (a) sp3; (b) sp; (c) sp3d2; (d) sp2."

What does it mean by relative orientations? what answer is this question exactly looking for?

Fayez Kanj
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### Re: 4.31

I think by orientation, they mean electron arrangement/geometry. This would be the basic shapes (ie: linear, trigonal planar, tetrahedral, trigonal bipyramidal or octahedral)

So for example, sp3 would be tetrahedral, since there are 4 hybrid orbitals, and there is the conservation of orbitals

Hope this helps :)