## Unhybridized orbitals

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

Rachel Yoo 1F
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### Unhybridized orbitals

Today in lecture Dr. Lavelle talked about unhybridized 2p orbitals but I was unsure of what unhybridized orbitals are and the difference between these and hybridized orbitals.

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### Re: Unhybridized orbitals

I was also a little confused about this today. I think it might have something to do with empty orbitals? Like the empty 2p orbital for his C2H4 example.

Searra Harding 4I
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### Re: Unhybridized orbitals

"...if the atom has more than three valence electrons in its outer shell three of the electron orbitals hybridize and one of the p orbitals remains unhybridized: It is the unhybridized p orbitals that then form pi bonds for double bonding" (chem.fsu.edu). You may want to go over this link and read up on hybridization. https://www.chem.fsu.edu/chemlab/chm104 ... ation.html

Ahmet_Dikyurt_3L
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### Re: Unhybridized orbitals

The hybridized and unhybridized bonds also help with the shape. Not the shape of the molecule per se but the shape including the electrons (lone pairs and shared)

Matthew Tran 1H
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### Re: Unhybridized orbitals

Unhybridized orbitals are the standard orbitals that we have learned about before: s,p,d, and f. In the context of hybridization, we call them unhybridized to distinguish them from hybrid orbitals.

Sophie Roberts 1E
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### Re: Unhybridized orbitals

I am also still confused on if all lewis structures obtain hybridized orbitals? Or how do you determine if they do or don't?

Kathryn 1F
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### Re: Unhybridized orbitals

I was also confused as to whether all molecules have hybridized orbitals...I think the answer is yes, if they can. Like I assume H-H doesn't as H only has the s orbital. But from what I gather its generally necessary, at least for the central atom, so that it can bond? I think its mostly key to determine the VSEPR model to figure it out.

Letizia Ye 4F
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### Re: Unhybridized orbitals

I think hybridized orbitals can be thought of as electrons existing in between the energy levels of both s and p orbitals.

Destiny Diaz 4D
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### Re: Unhybridized orbitals

I was also confused on the concept of unhybridized orbitals, I am wondering if the hybridization changed the shape of the molecule? Or would it only be impacting the sp formula and if so how?

Shundeen Martinez 1D
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### Re: Unhybridized orbitals

Hybridization depends on the shape of the molecule and is the shape of the molecule.

Sarah_Kang_2K
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### Re: Unhybridized orbitals

Unhybridized orbitals refer to your standard s, p, d, f orbitals. Hybridized orbitals pertain to electrons that can exist between these orbitals. Someone correct me if I'm wrong?