## Biological Importance

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

inlovewithchemistry
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### Biological Importance

What is the biological importance of hybridization? When and where is it most likely to occur?

Kobe_Wright
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### Re: Biological Importance

Hybridization allows for certain Transition metal Cations to form a complex with an electron rich molecule, this can form coordination compounds which have many important biological significances such as how Iron forms a Heme complex by bonding with a Porphyrin Ligand, then when you bind a heme complex with a protein you have now constructed hemoglobin. This structure has many instances of hybridization bonding involved that lead to its overall function.