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why is p orbital more electronegative than hybridized orbitals i.e. sp?

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Re: why is p orbital more electronegative than hybridized orbitals i.e. sp?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 11:30:15 AM »
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Re: why is p orbital more electronegative than hybridized orbitals i.e. sp?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 01:29:15 PM »
And the question doesn't really make sense. You can't assign an EN to an orbital.

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Re: why is p orbital more electronegative than hybridized orbitals i.e. sp?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2015, 02:30:29 PM »
Well you can, if you correlate EN to ionization energy or oxidation/reduction potential. Speaking about electronegativities of individual orbitals seems odd I agree, but it is not uncommon.
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