## Is hybridized orbitals all weighed equally in character?

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

tonyhu
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### Is hybridized orbitals all weighed equally in character?

for example, is sp2 33% s?

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

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?

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?

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?

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.