sp^3 orbital

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Frederick Keith_4C
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sp^3 orbital

Postby Frederick Keith_4C » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:48 pm

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?

Deana Moghaddas 3E
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Re: sp^3 orbital

Postby Deana Moghaddas 3E » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:03 pm

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

Postby Nare Arakelian Dis 3E » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:34 pm

do we need to know this for the test?

Marykate Abad 3L
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Re: sp^3 orbital

Postby Marykate Abad 3L » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:06 pm

We do not need to know hybridization for Test 2.

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