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Atomic hybrid orbitals: d2sp3

d2sp3 Hybrids. The six images show six d2sp3 hybrids. These particular d2sp3 hybrids are combinations of two 3d, the 3s, and three 3p functions. Note that in each case, the nucleus is embedded in the minor lobe. The six orbitals are "exploded" apart for clarity and the yellow dot represents the nucleus.

There are six d2sp3 hybrid orbitals. They are arranged in an octahedral layout so that each has four other orbitals at 90° to it and one at 180°. Some invoke d2sp2 hybrid orbitals in octahedral molecules such as SF6 where the cis F-S-F angles are 90°.

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