Energy Level


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KDang_1D
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Energy Level

Postby KDang_1D » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:09 pm

Are all sp(1,2,3) hybridized orbitals in the 2nd energy level?

Daniel Honeychurch1C
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Re: Energy Level

Postby Daniel Honeychurch1C » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:26 pm

No, the hybridized orbitals are 2sp, 3sp^2, 4sp^3.

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Re: Energy Level

Postby Ryan Yee 1J » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:45 pm

It depends which electrons are used for bonding. If the outermost electrons being used are in the 3s and 3p levels, then the sp hybridization will reflect that and be labeled as 3sp(1,2, or 3). Carbon can form 4 2sp3 hybrid orbitals.


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