dsp3 vs sp3d

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

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Hannah Lee 2F
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dsp3 vs sp3d

What's the difference between writing hybridization with the d before sp vs the d after sp? I know both of them mean basically the same thing, but can someone explain to me why Dr. Lavelle chooses to write it so that d comes before sp?

Claire Stoecklein 1E
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Re: dsp3 vs sp3d

Similar to how we write electron configurations, the d goes first if it is in a prior shell. Even though we fill the d subshell after we fill the s and p subshells from the previous shell, we write the d first.

Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I
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Re: dsp3 vs sp3d

According to Lavelle, it doesn't really matter IIRC.

Yiyang Jen Wang 4G
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Re: dsp3 vs sp3d

I think they are the same. Just depends on personal preferences.

AnnikaMittelhauser4E
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Re: dsp3 vs sp3d

He said he chose to write it that way so he'd remember to tell us that the order doesn't matter.

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