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Subject - General Chemistry

The combination of one s orbital and one p orbital leads to two equivalent orbitals which are oriented along an imaginary line forming an angle of 180°. This process is called hybridization. The resulting orbitals are called sp hybrid orbitals and possess 1/2 s and 1/2 p character.

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Examples:
Examples:

HgCl2, HCCH

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HCCH