sp3d2 and sp3d are really just combinations of sp2 or p orbitals and lobes, right? So it's the same thing. Just direct them where you want them -- or is that the problem, you haven't figured out how to direct the lobes where you want them? That may not be well documented...

Bob


On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 6:45 AM, Egon Willighagen <egon.willighagen@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Bob,

I'm writing up a short tutorial on orbital drawing, as I want to
visualize the kind of thing I represent in my ODK project [0]... Up to
sp3 everything is fine, but I was hoping you could also add sp3d and
sp3d2 hybridizations, see the nice slides at [1], and slides 21-22 in
particular. Please consider it as feature request :)

Grtz from Boston,

Egon

0.http://chem-bla-ics.blogspot.com/2010/08/third-acsboston-talk-orbital.html
1.http://www.slideshare.net/chem.dummy/valence-bond-theory-pptx

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