## Energy levels in naming hybridizations

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

Tai Metzger 3K
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### Energy levels in naming hybridizations

When writing the hybridization of a molecule, for example 2sp, is the 2 indicating the energy level of the orbitals that are being hybridized? Additionally, is it always necessary to include this number or is it acceptable to simply write sp? Thanks!

KeyaV1C
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### Re: Energy levels in naming hybridizations

I think it’s okay to leave out the 2 because in all the homework problems, the solutions were always written without the energy level

Lauren Tanaka 1A
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### Re: Energy levels in naming hybridizations

I think the 2 is just indicating the energy level of the hybridized orbitals.