Is hybridized orbitals all weighed equally in character?


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tonyhu
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Is hybridized orbitals all weighed equally in character?

Postby tonyhu » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:52 am

for example, is sp2 33% s?

Paige Lee 1A
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Re: Is hybridized orbitals all weighed equally in character?

Postby Paige Lee 1A » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:30 pm

I am almost positive that yes, they are all weighed equally in character

haileyramsey-1c
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Re: Is hybridized orbitals all weighed equally in character?

Postby haileyramsey-1c » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:36 pm

In sp2, the s and p orbitals combine to form 3 orbitals of equal energy all within sp2. So, it's not really that there is an s and two p still separate but now three orbitals of energy in between s and p but closer to p (because 2 electrons are coming from p).

Sydney Pell 2E
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Re: Is hybridized orbitals all weighed equally in character?

Postby Sydney Pell 2E » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:38 pm

Yes, the hybridized orbitals are an average of the s, p, and d orbitals which means they should be weighed equally.

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Re: Is hybridized orbitals all weighed equally in character?

Postby 805394719 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:58 pm

Hybridized orbitals have an energy between the orbitals of which they are composed. So sp3 has 3 hybridized orbitals of equal character that have an energy in between the energy of s orbital and the energy of p orbital. I do not think that the hybridized orbitals have any energy difference among each other.


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