Shouldn't d(x²-y²) dxy and dz² orbitals participate? Since this corressponds to the best case overlap?

What factors decide the participating orbitals in hybridisation?

P.S I am well versed with the concepts of CFT and VBT but know little to nothing about other theories lik MOT and Group theory.

  • $\begingroup$ Learn about MOT and group theory. Hybridization is an inferior concept that should be thrown into the ash heap of history. Start here. $\endgroup$ – Oscar Lanzi May 23 '19 at 11:28
  • $\begingroup$ @OscarLanzi so this can't be explained by simple hybrididsation? $\endgroup$ – user226375 May 23 '19 at 11:38
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    $\begingroup$ Please, forget hybridisation especially for transition metals, read chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/76726/… . Oh and all atomic d orbitals have the same amount of nett overlap with an s function - zero, as they are eigenfunctions of the same Hermitian operator and are hence orthogonal. $\endgroup$ – Ian Bush May 23 '19 at 11:51
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    $\begingroup$ @user226375 I am not saying it can't be explained bybhybridizatiin. I am saying it shouldn't. See also the preceding comment. $\endgroup$ – Oscar Lanzi May 23 '19 at 12:31

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