In molecular bonding, orbital with different symmetry would have a net overlap of 0 (Ex: 2s and 2px/2py). However, in hybridisation, 2s and 2px/2py orbitals of the same orbital can be mixed together to gain a sp^n hybrid orbital. How can one explain this? Thanks a lot
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