hybrid orbital

hybrid orbital

[¦hī·brəd ′ȯr·bəd·əl]
(physical chemistry)
An orbital formed by the combination of two or more atomic orbitals on a single atom.
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Quantum-mechanics calculation performed shows that hybrid orbital allows formation of stronger chemical bonds than those resulted from pure orbital configuration, because shape and orientation secures high orbital overlapping.

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