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Sun April 12, 2015 By: Rohan Chowdam

WHAT IS "sp3" HYBRIDISATION?

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Arvind Diwale
Mon April 13, 2015

Hybridisation is the phenomenon of intermixing of atomic orbitals of comparable energies to form a set of same number of new orbitals of equal energy and identical in all respect.

sp3 hybridisation:In this the one s orbital mixes with the three p orbitals to form four sp3 hybrids. It involves four sigma bonds.

Example: In case of CH4, the central atom is C and the 4 hydrogen comes in contact to form bond with the carbon atom so carbon atom intermix its orbitals and form 4 new hybrid orbital of equal energy and identical in respect (1s and 3 p), which are used for sp3 hybridisation.

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