Book Problem F1

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

haley f
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Book Problem F1

State the relative orientations of each of the following hybrid orbitals: (a) sp3
For this question, what does it mean by relative orientations? Is it like an sp3 hybridization is the combination of one s orbital and three p orbitals?

Ria Nawathe 1C
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Re: Book Problem F1

By relative orientations I think they mean the relative arrangement of the hybrid orbitals. For sp3, each of the 4 hybrid orbitals points to one corner of a tetrahedron. For sp2, each hybrid orbital points to a corner of an equilateral triangle. Hope this helps!

Andrew Jubintoro 3J
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Re: Book Problem F1

It's how the 4 sp3 are arranged.
The relative orientations would be the same as the original electron arrangement you used to determine the hybridization.

haley f
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Re: Book Problem F1

Andrew Jubintoro 3A wrote:It's how the 4 sp3 are arranged.
The relative orientations would be the same as the original electron arrangement you used to determine the hybridization.
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Ohh so it's referring to the shape it would create right?