## Hybridization and Bond Length

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

Ashley R 1A
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### Hybridization and Bond Length

When orbitals hybridize we get sp, sp2, and sp3 hybridization. How does hybridization affect bond length?

Sidharth D 1E
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### Re: Hybridization and Bond Length

An easy example to remember how bond length is affected by hybridization is this: the length of a sigma bond between a carbon atom and another atom is shorter for a carbon atom with a hybridization of sp2 than a carbon atom with a hybridization of sp3.