Sp3d or dsp3


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Chloe Orsini 1K
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Sp3d or dsp3

Postby Chloe Orsini 1K » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:37 pm

Is it sp3d or dsp3 in the book it’s sp3d but on here and other places I’ve seen it as dsp3, which one is it?

Aaron Ang 4H
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Re: Sp3d or dsp3

Postby Aaron Ang 4H » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:40 pm

I dont think it matters. Both ways of writing the hybridization orbital works

Andonios Karas 4H
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Re: Sp3d or dsp3

Postby Andonios Karas 4H » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:41 pm

This question was answered by a Chem_Mod before.

Question: When writing the hybridization of an atom is it better to write it like "dsp3" or "sp3d"? Do you have a preference?

Answer: Either is ok. But sp3d is preferred.

https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1256

Anand Narayan 1G
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Re: Sp3d or dsp3

Postby Anand Narayan 1G » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:01 pm

I don't think it matters which order it is written, but I prefer to do sp3d

Kyither Min 2K
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Re: Sp3d or dsp3

Postby Kyither Min 2K » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:06 pm

Order doesn't matter but some prefer writing it dsp3 since it shows that the d orbital is utilized however sp3d is in order of utilization.


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