# Hybrid lobes of sp3d2 and sp3d3 [closed]

It's known that $$\ce{sp^3d}$$ hybridization has 5 lobes; 3 equatorial with $$\ce{sp^2}$$ lobes and 2 axial with $$\ce{dp}$$ lobes. Do we have such splitting in $$\ce{sp^3d^2}$$ and $$\ce{sp^3d^3}$$ hybridization states too?
What I think is $$\ce{sp^3d^2}$$ splits into $$4 \ce{dsp^2}$$ lobes and $$2 \ce{dp}$$ lobes.

Is this correct?

• We seem to continually get questions about such out-dated (not to mention wrong) theories. chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/54737/…, chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/66698/…, chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/75009/…, chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/129358/… Apr 27 at 3:03
• @C_Lycoris Please don't use $$..$$ for links, you can just paste the links, and it will do the job. Using  just makes your comment appear large as each link is displayed on a new paragraph. Also, hybridization is still taught in high schools and the first year of university; I would be cautious before calling it out-dated and wrong. Apr 27 at 9:22
• @ShoubhikRMaiti It makes it by far worse that this garbage, deprecated, outdated, wrong stuff is still taught at universities. It is wrong, there is no doubt about it. Absolutely wrong. Is as wrong as the flag earth theory. If here is not the place to mention this, we could pack up shop immediately, there would be absolutely no Use for this site. Apr 27 at 19:15
• @Martin-マーチン I am sorry, but I have to disagree. If you look at any organic textbook, most of the explanations still invoke hybridisation theory. A lot of other outdated stuff is also taught in high schools and universities as a pedagogic tool (like wet tests of ions etc.). I agree that it's not completely right, but as long as its taught in some level, I feel that people should be able to ask questions about it here. Apr 28 at 8:40
• @ShoubhikRMaiti You can disagree with me, I'm fine with that. I've never said that I want to disallow these questions, but I object vehemently to the notion that we have to be courteous about our replies. If the theory is wrong, we have to be able, no it is our duty, to point that out. Also, the is a huge difference between outdated methods and completely wrong theories. And by the way, hybridisation is not a theory, it is a descriptive mathematical tool. What is described in organic chemistry texts is often enough okay; however, anything in this question certainly is not. Apr 28 at 15:58