What is hybridization in organic chemistry?
hybridization is the combining of different types of orbitals
The hybridization of different types of orbitals allows the the atom to form more bonds and bonds that are more equal. This results in a more stable molecule.
Hybridization is the mixing of atomic orbitals to form new orbitals with different energies and shapes than the original orbitals.
Hybrid orbitals are mixtures of atomic orbitals in various proportions.
For example, the hybrid orbitals on the
We say they are
The four new hybridized orbitals have both
The dumbbell shape reflects the
The new orbitals all have the same energy but they point in different directions (towards the corners of a tetrahedron).
This leads to the most stable molecules when the