## Coefficient in front of orbitals

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

Brandon Valafar
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### Coefficient in front of orbitals

How do we know when to include a coefficient in front of the hybridized orbitals? And what coefficient do we put in what situations?

Victor James 4I
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### Re: Coefficient in front of orbitals

the coefficient tells which energy level the orbitals came from

so if it was 2sp then the s and p orbitals came from the n = 2 energy shell

dont think we need to write it at all on the final tho

Kaitlynn Tran 3F
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### Re: Coefficient in front of orbitals

Most of the common hybridization combinations have n=2 as the coefficient