P orbital


Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Nicole Garrido 2I
Posts: 52
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:18 am

P orbital

Postby Nicole Garrido 2I » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:52 pm

How do I know when to add the extra p orbital after the sp hybridization?

Becky Belisle 1A
Posts: 81
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:18 am

Re: P orbital

Postby Becky Belisle 1A » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:54 pm

what do you mean extra p orbital? sp is 2 regions of e- density, sp2 is 3 regions, sp3 is 4 regions, sp3d is 5, sp3d2 is 6.

katie_sutton1B
Posts: 61
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:17 am

Re: P orbital

Postby katie_sutton1B » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:01 pm

To figure out the hybridization, you just count the number of electron density areas. Then, you equate it to the orbital levels. For example, if you have three electron density regions, you would write sp2 (s has 1 and p has 2). P can have up to three, and d can have up to 5

Liset Rivera 3A
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:23 am

Re: P orbital

Postby Liset Rivera 3A » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:25 pm

If there is one region of electron density then its s, 2 is sp,3 is sp2, 4 is sp3, 5 is dsp3, 6 is d2sp3.

Fionna Shue 4L
Posts: 59
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:18 am

Re: P orbital

Postby Fionna Shue 4L » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:46 pm

sp means that there are two regions of electron density. If there are three regions of electron density rather than two, then there would be another p, making it sp2

Ivan Tadeja 4B
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:28 am

Re: P orbital

Postby Ivan Tadeja 4B » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:12 pm

Unless there is only one region of electron density, then there will always be a "p" proceeding the "s".

Megan Gianna Uy 3L
Posts: 30
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:26 am

Re: P orbital

Postby Megan Gianna Uy 3L » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:02 pm

to know how many p orbitals there are count the regions of electron density.

1 region: s
2 regions: sp
3 regions: sp2
4 regions: sp3
5 regions: sp3d

Yiting_Gong_4L
Posts: 69
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:25 am

Re: P orbital

Postby Yiting_Gong_4L » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:52 pm

The hybridization depends on the amount of electron densitys. (ex: lone pairs, bonds, etc.)


Return to “Hybridization”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests