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

Andrea_Torres
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In C5H5NO2 it mention that one of the carbons has a hybridization of 2sp^2. What does the 2 mean? Can we just put sp^2 or does it have to be 2sp^2?

MinuChoi
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That first 2 refers to the shell n=2: The orbitals in the valence shell are being hybridized (because only the valence electrons are involved in bonding) and the valence shell for carbon is n=2.

I don't think it's 100% necessary (in the textbook it's not used all the time).

Julieta Serobyan4D
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Andrea_Torres wrote:In C5H5NO2 it mention that one of the carbons has a hybridization of 2sp^2. What does the 2 mean? Can we just put sp^2 or does it have to be 2sp^2?

If it says the hybridization of the orbital you have to use but for the atom it's not necessary

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