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Which a stronger overlap 1s-2s or 1s-2p in methane?

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1s-2p is stronger overlap in methane

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How is it 1s-2p rather than 1s-2s which probably should do more overlapping?
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s-p bond will be stronger because, the p electron density can get comparatively closer to each nucleus, forming a stronger bond

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