## d-orbitals

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

Nikita Patra 3J
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### d-orbitals

Do the d-orbitals ever get involved in the hybridization?

Wendy 1E
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### Re: d-orbitals

D-orbitals do get involved in hybridization. This is why there are sp^3d orbitals and sp^3d^2 orbitals.

Kyla Grunden 1L
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### Re: d-orbitals

Yes, they do! I don't think we need to know how, at least at this point in the class. But, here's a website on it if you're curious https://chem.libretexts.org/Courses/Mou ... d_Orbitals

Ramneet Sandhu 3D
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### Re: d-orbitals

Yes, the 3d orbital is able to sp3d hybrid orbital

Jamie Lee 1H
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### Re: d-orbitals

D orbitals can get involved in hybridization. When the shape is trigonal bipyramidal it can be sp3d or when its octahedral it can be sp3d2.

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### Re: d-orbitals

Yes! D-orbitals are often involved in hybridization in elements belonging to Period 3 or later because they can accommodate five or more electron pairs. As a result of the expanded valence shell, they require d-orbitals in their hybridized orbitals to account for all of the regions of electron density (confirm what we get from applying VSEPR theory). Hope this helps!

Yiyang Jen Wang 4G
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### Re: d-orbitals

Yes, they do. There are five d orbitals, referred to as dz2, dxy, dxz, dyz , and dx2-y2. The d orbitals are what give transition metals their special properties.

SimranSangha4I
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### Re: d-orbitals

Yes they do! They get involved during the hybridization of period 3!