## Hybridization of p orbitals

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

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Aurbal Popal
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### Hybridization of p orbitals

Why can you not have a hybrid orbital of two p orbitals? For example, the hybridization of carbon is 2sp^2, but they have empty p orbitals, so why does a full s orbital hybridize with a p orbital?

Arlene Linares 3A
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### Re: Hybridization of p orbitals

Any techniques to memorizing this?

jillianh1B
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### Re: Hybridization of p orbitals

I thought that two p orbitals could hybridize with a pi bond.

Aurbal Popal
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### Re: Hybridization of p orbitals

jillianh1B wrote:I thought that two p orbitals could hybridize with a pi bond.

Sorry I should have been more explicit. They can but why does it have to be a pi bond? why not in a sigma bond?

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