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Shapes of sp3d and sp3d2 hybridization

by Tclack
Tags: hybridization, orbitals, sp3d, sp3d2
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Tclack
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Feb15-14, 12:35 AM
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So I know that in sp3d hybridization, the orbitals combine and make 5 lobes each one is an sp3d lobe. What does each lobe look like individually? I couldn't find it in google images, just the trigonal bipyramidal shape was showing up...

My guess is they're much like an sp hybrid lobe, where one end is larger than the other, but that's only because I can't imagine what else it would be. Is that correct? Does the same go with each of the 6 sp3d2 lobes?
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