## Atomic Orbitals

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

Peter Nguyen 2I
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### Atomic Orbitals

What does it mean when it says "hybridization arises from atomic orbitals"?

Jonathan Pai 2I
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### Re: Atomic Orbitals

It means hybridization comes from atomic orbitals.

The orbitals hybridize so they can have more orbitals and a different shape that is necessary to form a bond.

Max Hayama 4K
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### Re: Atomic Orbitals

Because the number of orbitals are conserved, this means that the amount of atomic orbitals we begin with will be equivalent to the number of hybrid orbitals we end with.