d orbital

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Josephine Chan 1B
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d orbital

Postby Josephine Chan 1B » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:41 am

when do you know to include d in hybridized orbitals?

Chloe Qiao 4C
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Re: d orbital

Postby Chloe Qiao 4C » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:43 am

You include d when the regions of electron density is higher than or equal to five.
2 regions of electron density=sp
3 regions of electron density=sp2
4 regions of electron density=sp3
5 regions of electron density=sp3d
6 regions of electron density=sp3d2

Emilee Hosking 1D
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Re: d orbital

Postby Emilee Hosking 1D » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:41 pm

I would start by first drawing the lewis structure that way you can easily determine the number of regions of electron density, then use the explanation above.

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