dsp3 vs sp3d

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Hannah Lee 2F
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dsp3 vs sp3d

Postby Hannah Lee 2F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:46 pm

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

Postby Claire Stoecklein 1E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:18 pm

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

Postby Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:46 pm

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

Yiyang Jen Wang 4G
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Re: dsp3 vs sp3d

Postby Yiyang Jen Wang 4G » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:13 pm

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

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Re: dsp3 vs sp3d

Postby AnnikaMittelhauser4E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:57 pm

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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