The number of


The number of $s p^{2}$ hybrid orbitals in a molecule of benzene is:

  1. 24

  2. 6

  3. 18

  4. 12

Correct Option: , 3


In benzene each carbon atom is $s p^{2}$ hybridised. Therefore total $18 \mathrm{sp}^{2}$ hybrid orbitals are present in benzene.

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