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Textbook Focus

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:21 pm
by Jedrick Zablan 3L
Hello! The textbook puts a big focus on the sp^3 hybrid orbital. Why is that? I just want to know why it is important

Re: Textbook Focus

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:19 pm
by Kurtis Liang 3I
The sp3 orbital seems to be the most common, with examples such as ch4 or anything with 4 atoms bonded to it.

Re: Textbook Focus

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:25 pm
by Nick Fiorentino 1E
I don't think there's any specific reason why sp3 is focused on. It is very common but there isn't anything special about it as far as I know.