s orbital  [ENDORSED]


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s orbital

Postby Hannah_1G » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:54 pm

why is having a sp hybridization stronger than sp2?

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Re: s orbital  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:54 pm

In general:
Sigma bonds are usually stronger than pi bonds.
Double bond stronger than single.
Triple bond stronger than double.

I discussed this trend in class using the organic examples:
CH3CH3
CH2CH2
CHCH

There is no trend in hybridization type and bond strength.
For example:
H-F is a stronger bond than H-Br and both halogens would be described as sp3 to get the correct tetrahedral arrangement of electron density around each halogen.


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