## Why does hybridization occur

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

Brandon Tao 1K
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### Why does hybridization occur

Why do molecules hybridize?

Andrew Pfeiffer 2E
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### Re: Why does hybridization occur

They hybridize because it lowers the energy of the molecule.

Sidharth D 1E
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### Re: Why does hybridization occur

Atoms in a molecule hybridize because hybridized orbitals results in lower energy orbitals and they form a more stable compound.

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### Re: Why does hybridization occur

Hybridization occurs when an atom creates a bond using electrons from both the s and p orbitals. As a result, there is an imbalance in the energy levels, so to equalize it, the s and p orbitals are combined to create hybrid orbitals.