## Writing out Hybridization

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

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sallina_yehdego 2E
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### Writing out Hybridization

If a d-block does appear, would writing the hybridization out like sp^3d be correct or do we have to put the d in the beginning first like dsp^3?

Katelyn Phan 2A
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### Re: Writing out Hybridization

Either order works. The book tends to write it with the d-orbital first, however you can write it afterwards as well.

Dina Geotas 4A
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### Re: Writing out Hybridization

I don't think the placement of the d-orbital matters when writing the hybridization!

Tatum Keichline 2B
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### Re: Writing out Hybridization

I think Dr. Lavelle said either way is acceptable in lecture because it's whatever you prefer.

Hilda Sauceda 3C
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### Re: Writing out Hybridization

in lecture Dr. Lavelle said it didn't matter where you placed D either in the beginning or end because he does it different from how the book does it.

Zubair Ahmed 1L
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### Re: Writing out Hybridization

Dr. Lavelle mentioned that it does not matter which notation you use when writing out the d-block in hybridization, but he did say that he will be writing it as sp^3d in lecture.

Shash Khemka 1K
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### Re: Writing out Hybridization

I'm pretty sure Dr. Lavelle said it was up to our preference regarding which placement we use.

Harshita Talkad 4L
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### Re: Writing out Hybridization

Dr. Lavelle said he writes it as sp^3d, but the textbook writes it as dsp^3, so either is fine.

Danny Zhang 4L
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### Re: Writing out Hybridization

Either way is fine. It's just whether or not you prefer using sp^3d to follow the order of increasing energy of orbitals as we did for electron configurations.

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