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robynmc

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1)The sp1, sp2 and sp3 hybridisation states look like dimensional i.e. a line, a plane and a xyz coordinate system, but I don't remember my resource explicitly stating this as the case. Is it a safe assumption/intuition? Or more objectively the case - not intuition, fact it's exactly like that?

2) are electrons transfering energy in some way in hybridisation orbitals? Concepts that average potential energy like formal charge and bond energy/length imply intermediate levels of energy, but potential energy of the orbital shells suggests any such changes must be instantaneous. Is the bond length an average, so a sigma bond is sort of vibrating? Or what's going on there