2sp2 and sp2


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Donavin Collins 1F
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2sp2 and sp2

Postby Donavin Collins 1F » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:50 am

Does anyone know if we would be marked down for writing sp2 rather than 2sp2 and vice versa?

Kendall 3H
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Re: 2sp2 and sp2

Postby Kendall 3H » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:51 am

I think Linden said in the review session that we can just write sp2

Kylie Lim 4G
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Re: 2sp2 and sp2

Postby Kylie Lim 4G » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:55 am

I think that sp2 is fine for hybridization, but if it asks which orbitals are overlapping like in the Marshmallow review question 17 it might be safer to just write 2sp2

005384106
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Re: 2sp2 and sp2

Postby 005384106 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:59 am

I think sp2 is fine. The 2 at the beginning only clarifies the energy level.

Maika Ngoie 1B
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Re: 2sp2 and sp2

Postby Maika Ngoie 1B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:35 pm

Unless the question specifically asks for the energy level to be specified, sp2 should be fine

Betania Hernandez 2E
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Re: 2sp2 and sp2

Postby Betania Hernandez 2E » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:26 pm

sp2 should be fine if the question didn't specifically ask for the orbitals that they were in.

Mallika Chimpiri 3K
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Re: 2sp2 and sp2

Postby Mallika Chimpiri 3K » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:29 pm

You should specify 2sp2 only if the orbital is asked!

kpang_4H
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Re: 2sp2 and sp2

Postby kpang_4H » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:56 pm

For hybridization, the 2 is not needed, but it is if asking about specific orbitals

Lauren Lewis3L
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Re: 2sp2 and sp2

Postby Lauren Lewis3L » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:41 pm

The 2 in the front is not needed it just lists the group. You can just drop the 2 off in the front. Just matters if you accurately know the geometric shape and the electron densities.

Michelle Chan 1J
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Re: 2sp2 and sp2

Postby Michelle Chan 1J » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:01 pm

I think you only need to write 2 if the questions asks for it specifically.

Hussain Chharawalla 1G
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Re: 2sp2 and sp2

Postby Hussain Chharawalla 1G » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:31 pm

If the question is asking for hybridization, then sp2 is fine. I don't believe it was asking for specific level and hybridization.


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