## hybridization

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

Guzman_1J
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### hybridization

Does hybridization only happen between the last orbitals of the elements whose orbitals are overlapping, or can it also happen between orbitals that are closer to their nucleus?

Tai Metzger 3K
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### Re: hybridization

Generally, hybridization only occurs among the outermost orbitals.

Rohit Ghosh 4F
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### Re: hybridization

Yes the main purpose of hybridization is that it better explains how atoms bond, which would imply that it mostly happens with outermost orbitals.

Chetas Holagunda 3H
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### Re: hybridization

It usually takes place among the outermost electrons, which are the valence electrons. These electrons are used in bonding, and also, hybridization.