overlapping of oribtals

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overlapping of oribtals

Postby 705379941 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:42 pm

could someone explain to me the overlapping of orbitals in hybridization?

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Re: overlapping of oribtals

Postby Alice Chang 2H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:56 pm

This video helped a bit in explaining the concept of orbital overlap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppR2Zjtgrsk

But, basically the idea is bonds are formed through valence electrons, but not all valence electrons are from the same orbital (when combining 2 largely different atoms). So, when these atoms bond, their orbitals will combine and become hybridized into a mix of the 2 orbitals. The video above explains how to determine this a bit.

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