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Chemical Principles 8th Edition

Chemical Principles (8th Edition)

Book Edition8th Edition
Author(s)DeCoste, Zumdahl
PublisherCengage Learning
Chapter 14, Section 14.1, Critical Thinking, Exercise 01
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What if the sp3 hybrid orbitals were higher in energy than the p orbitals in the free atom? How would this affect our model of bonding?

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