Which hybrid orbitals are used by carbon atoms in the following molecules?
Question:

Which hybrid orbitals are used by carbon atoms in the following molecules?

(a) CH3–CH3;

(b) CH3–CH=CH2;

(c) CH3-CH2-OH;

(d) CH3-CHO

(e) CH3COOH

 

Solution:

Both C1 and C2 are sp3 hybridized.

C1 is sp3 hybridized, while C2 and C3 are sp2 hybridized.

Both C1 and C2 are sp3 hybridized.

C1 is sp3 hybridized and C2 is sp2 hybridized.

C1 is sp3 hybridized and C2 is sp2 hybridized.

 

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