hybridization notation


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hybridization notation

Postby 305115396 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:24 pm

When writing out the notation to indicate hybridization within sigma bonds, I noticed that the textbook writes it as 2sp2. A good reference is question 4.95. Basically why is it written as 2sp2 instead of sp2?

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Re: hybridization notation

Postby KatelinTanjuaquio 1L » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:47 am

When referring to hybridization notation, it does not matter whether it is written 2sp2 or sp2. You would only use 2sp2 when writing the composition of each bond.

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Re: hybridization notation

Postby Carlos De La Torre 2L » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:35 pm

The 2 in 2sp^2 is the energy level of the hybridized orbital it is simply the period of the element.

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Re: hybridization notation

Postby sarahartzell1A » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:31 am

The 2 refers to the energy level of the orbital.


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