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Why are sp3 bonds 75% p character, other than that the name says so?

  1. Jul 20, 2014 #1
    I think the title says it all. Lemme know if it is unclear.
     
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  3. Jul 20, 2014 #2

    Physics_UG

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    There are 4 atomic orbitals that combine forming 4 sp3 orbitals. 3 out of 4 that combine are p orbitals, hence the 75%.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2014 #3

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