## Quick Clarification on Notation

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

SubparChemist
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### Quick Clarification on Notation

In our solutions manual and throughout the text book, hybridization is written in the order of s, then p, then d. But Dr. Lavelle always seems to write it in order of d first, then s and then p. Show we treat this notation pretty arbitrary with the order of the d?

I know this is a silly question, I was just curious about it. It seems in science we can have a lot of variance in the way we write things.

reginacabanban1I
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### Re: Quick Clarification on Notation

Dr Lavelle mentioned this in lecture on Friday. He said either notation (with d first or last) is acceptable