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CHM242H5 Lecture Notes - Atomic Orbital


Department
Chemistry
Course Code
CHM242H5
Professor
Judith C Poe

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2 hybrid orbitals!
each with 20% s character and 80% p character!
2 hybrid orbitals!
each with 30%s character and 70% p character!
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Burning question??!
how does the electron know when to be in an s or p orbital and when to be in
an sp hybrid atomic orbital?!
the electron does not know, because there is no difference. !
gives the same electron shape.!
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