# Why do SP^2 hybrid orbitals form?

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Oct 15, 2017

In order to allow more bonds and achieve greater stability

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For example Boron forms three bonds when it hybridizes to $s {p}^{2}$ form. This allows the formation of molecules like $B C {l}_{3}$

Without hybridization Boron has the electronic configuration of
$1 {s}^{2} 2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{1}$ Paired electrons like the $2 {s}^{2}$ have difficulty bonding because of the Pauli exclusion principle. Hybridizing allows the $2 {s}^{2}$ electrons to be used for bonding.

When Boron can form three bonds it is more stable than when it can form only one bond using the $2 {p}^{1}$ electron. So hybridization allows for greater bonding and greater stability.

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