What is sp3 Hybridization?

The process of formation of 4 equivalent orbitals from hybridization or mixing up of one S and three P orbitals is known as sp3 hybridization. sp³ hybrid orbitals and properties of sigma bonds.

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Characteristics:

  • sp3 has 25% s and 75% p character
  • the 4 sp3 hybrids point towards the corners of a tetrahedron at 109.5o to each other
  • each sp3 hybrid is involved in a s bond.

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