## Hybridization Order

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

Yazmin Bocanegra 3L
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### Hybridization Order

Does the "s" always come before the "p" when writing the hybridization? Does it matter? Thank you!

Riya Sood 4G
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### Re: Hybridization Order

Yes the s orbital comes before the p orbital. But I don't believe that the order matters. For instance, both dsp^3 and sp^3d are considered the same thing.

SMIYAZAKI_1B
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### Re: Hybridization Order

I also do agree with the fact that order does not matter, however, you just have to make sure that number goes along with the correct orbital that is correlated. If there is three p orbitals used for hybridization, you have to put 3 after p but you can never switch the values around.