Hybridization of p orbitals


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Aurbal Popal
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Hybridization of p orbitals

Postby Aurbal Popal » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:35 pm

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

Postby Arlene Linares 3A » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:28 pm

Any techniques to memorizing this?

inlovewithchemistry
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Re: Hybridization of p orbitals

Postby inlovewithchemistry » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:00 pm

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

Aurbal Popal
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Re: Hybridization of p orbitals

Postby Aurbal Popal » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:16 pm

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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