## sp^3 orbital

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

Frederick Keith_4C
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### sp^3 orbital

Literally what even is hybridization and why is it important?
Also for an "sp^3 orbital" is this 4 orbitals put in one?
Like one s orbital and 3 p orbitals?
Or is it just one orbital and its 1/4 s orbital and 3/4 p orbital?

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### Re: sp^3 orbital

sp3 means that the s orbital is filled but the p orbital is only half filled (3 electrons hence the 3 out of 6)

Nare Arakelian Dis 3E
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### Re: sp^3 orbital

do we need to know this for the test?