## overlapping of oribtals

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

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### overlapping of oribtals

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

Alice Chang 2H
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### Re: overlapping of oribtals

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.