## hybridization orbitals

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

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### hybridization orbitals

Dr. Lavelle in class said whenever we have a hybridized orbital it is always going to be 90 degrees to the unhybridized orbital. I'm confused as to why it that? can someone please explain. thank you!!

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### Re: hybridization orbitals

At least in the case of p orbitals, the px, py, and pz axes are 90 degrees from each other so that is why the orbitals will be at 90 degrees.