## How does hybridization happen?

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

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### How does hybridization happen?

What exactly mean to hybridize and how does it happen? Why do molecules do this?

Claire Stoecklein 1E
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### Re: How does hybridization happen?

Hybridization is when two atoms fuse their orbitals to create new hybridized orbitals. This allows the molecules to be lower energy.

rohun2H
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### Re: How does hybridization happen?

Hybridization is the mixture of valence atomic orbitals during bond formation to explain the observed structure.

Anna Chen 1K
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### Re: How does hybridization happen?

Hybridization happens when an atom bonds using electrons from both the s and p orbitals, creating an imbalance in the energy levels of the electrons. To equalize these energy levels, the s and p orbitals involved between the two atoms are combined to create hybrid orbitals.