During hybridisation and in chemical bonding atomic orbitals (wave functions) are said to be mixing to create new orbitals.But in reality there are only wave nature of electrons and how can the orbitals (radial wavefunctions) mix. Can electron waves mix or can they cause interference under extreme conditions. Then what will happen to quantization of charge.

Asked by vamsi | 2nd May, 2012, 08:32: AM

Expert Answer:

Atomic orbitals contains electrons only that helps in the formation of hybridisation. Only those orbitals whose octect is not conpleted intermix and helps to neutralize each other.

Answered by  | 2nd May, 2012, 11:13: AM

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