## Textbook Focus

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

Jedrick Zablan 3L
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### Textbook Focus

Hello! The textbook puts a big focus on the sp^3 hybrid orbital. Why is that? I just want to know why it is important

Kurtis Liang 3I
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### Re: Textbook Focus

The sp3 orbital seems to be the most common, with examples such as ch4 or anything with 4 atoms bonded to it.

Nick Fiorentino 1E
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### Re: Textbook Focus

I don't think there's any specific reason why sp3 is focused on. It is very common but there isn't anything special about it as far as I know.