hybridization orbitals

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hybridization orbitals

Postby Nan_Guan_1L » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:27 am

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

Postby Faaizah Arshad 1H » Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:38 am

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.

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