hybridized orbital

hybridized orbital

[′hī·brəd‚īzd ′ȯr·bəd·əl]
(physical chemistry)
A molecular orbital which is a linear combination of two or more orbitals of comparable energy (such as 2 s and 2 p orbitals), is concentrated along a certain direction in space, and participates in formation of a directed valence bond.
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