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

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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.

Asia Yamada 2C
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Re: Sp3d or dsp3

Postby Asia Yamada 2C » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:26 pm

In Dr. Lavelle’s most recent lecture, I believe he said you can write it either way, but I prefer to write it as sp3d.

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Re: Sp3d or dsp3

Postby Megan Singer 1F » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:11 pm

I think Dr. Lavelle put it as dsp3 in the notes because that's how the textbook puts it, but standard convention is sp3d

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Re: Sp3d or dsp3

Postby gabbi_r2H » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:39 pm

Yeah, to be honest I don't think it matters. I remember Dr. Lavelle saying in class you could write it either way :)

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Re: Sp3d or dsp3

Postby derickngo2k » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:50 pm

Either sp3d or dsp3 is correct.

Mingzi Yang 1H
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Re: Sp3d or dsp3

Postby Mingzi Yang 1H » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:37 pm

I think either way is fine although Prof. Lavelle used dsp^3 in his lecture.

Haochen He 3L
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Re: Sp3d or dsp3

Postby Haochen He 3L » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:58 am

According to Dr. Lavelle (in his latest lecture), both are correct. :)

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Re: Sp3d or dsp3

Postby aashmi_agrawal_3j » Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:50 am

I don't think it really matters since both are correct. I think sp3d is more of the convention though.

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Re: Sp3d or dsp3

Postby Sami Siddiqui 3L » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:43 pm

The convention doesn't really matter in this case. I usually just say sp3d because it sounds better and I've seen this notation more frequently in textbooks.

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Re: Sp3d or dsp3

Postby Eunice_Castro_1G » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:03 pm

Hello! Dr.Lavelle mentioned in lecture that both of these notations work. Hope this works!

Brianne Conway 1H
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Re: Sp3d or dsp3

Postby Brianne Conway 1H » Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:54 pm

Dr. Lavelle said in his lecture that you can write it either way.


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