Orbital Hybridization: Definition & Explanation


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Which answer correctly explains where electrons can be found in an atom?

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1. Electrons are able to move between orbitals, what is this process called?

2. Sulfur is found in the third row of the periodic table. How many shells does sulfur have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about orbital hybridization with these study tools. Topics on the quiz include the electrons in an atom and the process of electrons moving between orbitals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out more about the following:

  • The number of shells sulfur has
  • Number of electrons in electron orbitals
  • Possible and impossible electron configurations

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on orbital hybridization
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where to find electrons in an atom
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about electron orbitals and how many electrons they hold

Additional Learning

For a deeper look at this science topic, the lesson named Orbital Hybridization: Definition & Explanation will cover the following:

  • Atom structure and the relative size of electrons
  • Different orbitals where electrons can be found
  • The shapes of electron orbitals
  • Electron configuration
  • Electron spin
  • Bonds