## Electron Configuration and Hybridization

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

Cavalli_1H
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### Electron Configuration and Hybridization

How do electron configurations and hund's rule come to play when figuring out hybridization?

Kevin Liu 1J
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### Re: Electron Configuration and Hybridization

I'm not too sure what the connection is between these and hybridization. The most direct connection hybridization has is with molecular shape/structure.

Ashley R 1A
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### Re: Electron Configuration and Hybridization

Hund's rule is also important as it states that each sublevel must have one electron occupying the orbital before the orbital is occupied by 2 electrons. This ensures that hybridization occurs because if hund's rule were not followed, hybridization may not occur if only p orbitals were filled and not s orbitals.