Hybridization Notation


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ngarcia
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Hybridization Notation

Postby ngarcia » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:15 pm

When writing out hybridization notation, does the d orbital come before s and p? For example, "dsp^3" instead of "sp^3d."

Selena Yu 1H
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Re: Hybridization Notation

Postby Selena Yu 1H » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:18 pm

Yes, the d comes from the s and p orbital

gabbymaraziti
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Re: Hybridization Notation

Postby gabbymaraziti » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:47 pm

It should be written sp^3d.

Kaitlyn Ang 1J
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Re: Hybridization Notation

Postby Kaitlyn Ang 1J » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:18 pm

I don't think it matters too much, but in general, I think it's preferred to write the hybridizations in the order of s, p, d, then f, so for your example, it would be sp^3d

Maya Gollamudi 1G
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Re: Hybridization Notation

Postby Maya Gollamudi 1G » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:53 am

Yes, sp^3d would be the correct notation.

AmyL_3L
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Re: Hybridization Notation

Postby AmyL_3L » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:02 am

When writing the notation, the d orbital should come after p. So "sp^3d" would be correct.


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