Coefficient in front of orbitals


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Brandon Valafar
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Coefficient in front of orbitals

Postby Brandon Valafar » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:19 pm

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

Postby Victor James 4I » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:56 pm

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

Postby Kaitlynn Tran 3F » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:13 pm

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


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