Composition

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

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Composition

In a review session, the LA said that if they ask for the composition of the bond then you determine it for the sigma bond and pi bonds separately. The textbook shows them together. What is right/ how do you determine the coefficient for composition?

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Re: Composition

You can use either if the question doesn't specify to look at a particular sigma/pi bond. The coefficient is the principal quantum number (ie the row #) that the element is located in.