## DSP^3

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

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### DSP^3

How come D is listed first in this label and not S?

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### Re: DSP^3

It mirrors the order in electron configuration. Since the d orbital is from a lower energy level, even though it fills later, it is put before. Today in class Lavelle said that it doesn't really matter what the order is though.