2SP^3 vs. SP^3


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SydBenedict2H
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2SP^3 vs. SP^3

Postby SydBenedict2H » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:58 pm

Is 2SP^3 always equivalent to SP^3, or just sometimes? Its when its on that level correct? All of the examples we did in class were the 2SP^3 so I'm slightly confused as to how it works for molecules above period 2.

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Re: 2SP^3 vs. SP^3

Postby Cienna Henry 1J » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:23 pm

2SP^3 is simply more specific than SP^3. They can mean the same thing.

Ester Garcia 1F
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Re: 2SP^3 vs. SP^3

Postby Ester Garcia 1F » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:37 pm

Exactly, adding a number before the hybrid orbital just specifies the period it is found in. In this case period 2 would result in a coefficient of 2 before the hybrid orbital.

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Re: 2SP^3 vs. SP^3

Postby Esther Ahn 4I » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:38 pm

Just adding on, elements such as Carbon would have hybridization 2sp^2 and sp^2. Hydrogen would be 1s. Like mentioned above, the one with the 2 in front is just more specific and it allows you to figure out which element is being hybridized.

Riley Dean 2D
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Re: 2SP^3 vs. SP^3

Postby Riley Dean 2D » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:13 am

Does it matter if we put the 2 in front of it on tests? or are both ways counted correct?

Milena Aragon 2B
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Re: 2SP^3 vs. SP^3

Postby Milena Aragon 2B » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:16 am

Riley Dean 1D wrote:Does it matter if we put the 2 in front of it on tests? or are both ways counted correct?


I would recommend including the coefficient in the front just to be safe since it tells the grader that you know what period the element is found in.

Eruchi Okpara 2E
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Re: 2SP^3 vs. SP^3

Postby Eruchi Okpara 2E » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:33 am

So we are always supposed to include the coefficient in our hybridization answer?


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