# Question 830e2

Apr 3, 2017

It is an averaging of four different orbitals to form four equal orbitals.

#### Explanation:

The 1 s orbital is blended with the 3 p orbitals, to form 4 $s {p}^{3}$ orbitals that are all equal in energy.

The advantage of forming $s {p}^{3}$ orbitals allow the formation of more bonds than would be possible without hybridization.

The formation of multiple bonds allows atoms to achieve greater stability.

sp^3 hybridization always the formation of four equal bonds.