## stability in hybridization

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

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### stability in hybridization

Why is sp3 more stable than sp2?

ASetlur_1G
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### Re: stability in hybridization

I think sp2 is actually more stable because it has more s character than sp3, which means that the bond is shorter, stronger, and more stable.

Jonathan Gong 2H
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### Re: stability in hybridization

I'm pretty sure that sp2 is more stable than sp3 due to it having more s-orbital character. Since higher bond strength equates to higher stability, sp2 is more stable than sp3.

KTran 1I
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### Re: stability in hybridization

In general, the more s-character properties in hybridization, the stronger the bonds will be. Therefore, as stated in the previous posts, bonding between sp2 hybridizations would be stronger than bonding in sp3 hybridization.

Yiyang Jen Wang 4G
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### Re: stability in hybridization

The sp2 bond would actually be more stable~