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Atomic hybrid orbitals: dsp3

dsp3 Hybrids. The five images show the five dsp3 hybrids. These particular dsp3 hybrids are combinations of a 3d, the 3s, and three 3p functions. Note that in each case, the nucleus is embedded in a minor lobe. The five orbitals are "exploded" apart for clarity and the yellow dot represents the nucleus.

There are five dsp3 hybrid orbitals. They are not all equivalent. The top and bottom hybrids (the "axial" sites of a trigonal bipyramid) are distinct from the three "equatorial" hybrids. Some invoke dsp3 hybrid orbitals in octahedral molecules such as PF5 where the F-S-F angles are 90° and 120°.

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