hybridized orbitals

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Jennifer Lathrop 1F
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hybridized orbitals

Postby Jennifer Lathrop 1F » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:58 am

I'm still a little bit confused about hybridized orbitals in terms of what causes them (if that makes sense). Do all molecules have hybridized orbitals?

Patrick Cai 1L
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Re: hybridized orbitals

Postby Patrick Cai 1L » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:12 am

In most cases, hybridized orbitals occur as the optimal, lowest energy state configuration a molecule can have; however, some examples exist of molecules whose un-hybridized orbitals are at a lower energy state than having potentially hybridized orbitals (H2S).

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Re: hybridized orbitals

Postby MaggieMatern_Dis1H » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:38 pm

Hybridized orbitals form when atoms are bonding, and they create a new (i.e. lower) energy level for electrons to occupy. This is favorable because electrons always want to occupy the lowest energy level possible.

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