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How do determine hybrid orbitals

  1. Aug 3, 2005 #1
    -how does one determine the type of hybridization used in covalent bonding (sp- sp^2...etc)...that is my question...HOW?
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 8, 2005 #2
    My method is not so good...I just look at the type of bond:
    *Single bond = sp^3 = 1 sigma
    *Double bond = sp^2 = 1 sigma, 1 pi
    *Triple bond = sp = 1 sigma, 2 pi
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