## Relative Orientations (4.31)

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

Jessica Lutz 2E
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### Relative Orientations (4.31)

#31 on the homework asks us to state the relative orientations of the following hybrid orbitals: sp^3, sp, sp^3d^2, and sp^2. What does relative orientation mean and how are we supposed to determine it?

Bansi Amin 1D
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### Re: Relative Orientations (4.31)

Relative orientation is the same as the VSEPR orientations for the non hybrid orbitals. Just determine them based on how many areas of electron density there are.