## hybridization notation

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

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### hybridization notation

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?

KatelinTanjuaquio 1L
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### Re: hybridization notation

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.

Carlos De La Torre 2L
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### Re: hybridization notation

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

sarahartzell1A
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### Re: hybridization notation

The 2 refers to the energy level of the orbital.