## s character

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

Layla Manoochehri
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### s character

in the textbook it said "as the s-character of a hybrid orbital increases, the bond angle increases", can someone explain this? what is s-character?

Kenan Kherallah 2C
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### Re: s character

So sp1 has a 180 degree angle, sp2 has a 120 angle and sp3 has a 109.5 angle so as the s character decreases the angle will smaller. Therefore if it increases rhen the angle increases

Emily Ng_4C
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### Re: s character

S-character is the ratio of the S to the P. For instance, an sp hybrid orbital would have a 1:1 and sp2 would be 1:2. And so, sp would have more s-character than sp2.

Lauren Huang 1H
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### Re: s character

It's essentially saying that the trend for s-character is the inverse of the trend for p-character.