Sp3

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

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Sp3

why do we only use up to sp3 when there are 6 p orbitals?

Anusha 1H
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Re: Sp3

We only use up to sp3 because there are only three p orbitals. Anything beyond that, will go into the d orbital
ex. sp3d - five dsp3 hybridized orbitals which would be trigonal bipyramidal

Dhwani Krishnan 1G
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Re: Sp3

there are 3 p-orbitals, each holding up to 2e-, for a total of 6 electrons, not 6 orbitals.