Coefficients for hybridization


Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Aurbal Popal
Posts: 63
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:27 am

Coefficients for hybridization

Postby Aurbal Popal » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:40 pm

During the lecture, most of the hybridizations had coefficients as well as the hybridization. For example, a bond between carbon atoms might have a hybridization of 2sp² but usually in the textbook they just ask for the sp² part. When is it necessary to add a two in front of it?

Atul Saha 3D
Posts: 30
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:25 am

Re: Coefficients for hybridization

Postby Atul Saha 3D » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:27 pm

That coefficient juts gives the primary quantum number. But the hybridized orbital type is sp2 or sp3 and just like a "normal" s or p orbital can theoretically be found at any principal quantum number.

Alana Sur 3B
Posts: 61
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:25 am

Re: Coefficients for hybridization

Postby Alana Sur 3B » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:49 pm

I've noticed that the TAs don't put the principal quantum number when the question just asks for the hybridization but they use it when the question is about describing a bond (eg. - sigma(C 2sp3 - H 1s)


Return to “Hybridization”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest