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Postby Guzman_1J » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:37 pm

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?

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Re: hybridization

Postby Tai Metzger 3K » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:13 pm

Generally, hybridization only occurs among the outermost orbitals.

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Re: hybridization

Postby Rohit Ghosh 4F » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:28 pm

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

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Re: hybridization

Postby Chetas Holagunda 3H » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:10 pm

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

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