In our textbook there are two topics that I can't make connection between:
- hybrid orbitals which (as I understand) are used to demonstrate the spacial shape of molecules like CH4 with VSEPR while taking atomic orbitals in account.
- molecular orbitals which are an accurate way to look at covalent bounds.
But the problem is: In molecular orbitals we start talking about "s, p, ..." orbitals again and not hybrid orbitals "sp, sp2, sp4, ...".
Why is it like that?