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Hybridization Notation

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:26 pm
by Ryan Danis 1J
If there is a molecule with let’s say dsp3 hybridization does it matter if we put the d first? Or can we say sp3d?

Re: Hybridization Notation

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:32 pm
by gillianozawa4I
Either notation is correct.

Re: Hybridization Notation

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:41 pm
by Elle_Mendelson_2K
I believe Lavelle prefers the d to be at the end.

Re: Hybridization Notation

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:32 am
by g orloff 1J
Either way works but in a previous post i believe sp3d is preferred.

Re: Hybridization Notation

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:55 am
by Katie_Duong_1D
Both are correct. However, Lavelle has a personal preference for sp3d because it looks more uniform when listed with other hybridizations (sp, sp2, sp3, sp3d2)

Re: Hybridization Notation

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:14 pm
by KHuang1L
The examples in class had sp3d.

Re: Hybridization Notation

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:54 pm
by Zubair Ahmed 1L
Either notation is acceptable but Dr. Lavelle mentioned that he prefers the d orbital to placed at the end.

Re: Hybridization Notation

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:14 am
by Riley Dean 2D
On a test will both notations be counted as correct?

Re: Hybridization Notation

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:42 pm
by Brandon Sanchez 3J
Both notations are correct but Lavelle prefers to have it placed at the end like sp3d.

Re: Hybridization Notation

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:35 pm
by Abhi4F
Both methods are correct

Re: Hybridization Notation

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:42 pm
by Anand Narayan 1G
both ways of writing it are correct