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Posted by on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 11:42pm.

Do hybrid orbitals (such as sp, sp2, sp3) possess higher energy than unhybridized ones (such as 2s, 2p)?

  • Chemistry - , Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 12:22am

    I believe, for example in sp3 hybrids, that the sp3 hybrids are higher than the pure s but lower than the pure p orbitals. I tried to find something on the web but this site is about the best I could do.

  • Chemistry - , Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 12:32am

    Thank you for clarifying! I understand this concept now.

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