## d orbital

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

Josephine Chan 1B
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### d orbital

when do you know to include d in hybridized orbitals?

Chloe Qiao 4C
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### Re: d orbital

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
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Emilee Hosking 1D
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### Re: d orbital

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.