What is sp3 hybirdization

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sp3 Hybridization

When 1 s-orbital and 3 p-orbitals are involved in the molecule formation then the equivalent set of orbitals are known as sp3 hybrid orbitals. The bond angle between these hybrid orbitals is 1090 as shown in the figure.

A series of three diagrams connected by a right-facing arrow that is labeled, “Hybridization,” and a downward-facing arrow labeled, “Gives a tetrahedral arrangement,” are shown. The first diagram shows a blue spherical orbital and three red, peanut-shaped orbitals, each placed on an x, y, z axis system. The three red orbitals are located on the x , y and z axes, respectively. The second diagram shows the same four orbitals, but they are now purple and have one enlarged lobe and one smaller lobe. Each lies in a different axis in the drawing. The third diagram shows the same four orbitals, but their smaller lobes now overlap to form a tetrahedral structure.

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