Hybrid Orbitals Header
Visualizing sp2 hybrids and the
p orbital that is left
In the table below you
may choose to display the sp2a
or the pz
orbital that is left
after combining the 2s and the 2px
orbitals to make the three sp2
hybrids. Use the pop-up menus to choose up to four different
orbitals to display at once.
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generated by a java program (Orbitals
to Web) on Jun 28, 2006.
page composed by J.
for using Jmol to display
- Choose which orbitals to display by selecting them using
orbital popup menus. You can control orbital color and fill mode
by selecting the appropriate options following each orbital menu.
- ROTATE the image by
down the mouse button while moving the cursor over the image.
- ZOOM by holding down the shift key while moving the cursor
(decrease magnification) or down (increase magnification) on top of the
- Other options are available in the control menu accessible
the mouse button down while the cursor is over "Jmol" in the lower
right corner (right click also works on a multibutton mouse).
- For more info about Jmol go to www.jmol.org.
Last Update: September 18, 2013
Copyright J. Gutow 2006