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dsp3 vs. sp3d

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:48 pm
by somyapanchal1D
4.35 Identify the hybrid orbitals used by the atom in boldface type in each of the following species: (c) BrF3

I got the answer for this problem to be dsp3 since the lewis structure comes out to be a trigonal bipyramidal. However, the solutions manual shows that it is sp3d. Is one correct over the other? If so, what is the difference between the two?

Re: dsp3 vs. sp3d

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:14 am
by Leah farhadi 1F
I think lavelle in class said that either way is okay, because in his lecture notes he writes it as dsp^3, but he said that the textbook writes it as sp^3d and both are correct.

Re: dsp3 vs. sp3d

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:06 pm
by Chem_Mod
dsp3 and sp3d are both correct.

Re: dsp3 vs. sp3d

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:28 am
by Yiyang Jen Wang 4G
Both are fine, but sp3d is preferred.

See the answer here: viewtopic.php?t=1256