## Coefficients for hybridization

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

Aurbal Popal
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### Coefficients for hybridization

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
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### Re: Coefficients for hybridization

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
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### Re: Coefficients for hybridization

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)