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Postby taywebb » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:52 pm

Can anyone explain 2.45 to me? I understand how to get the lewis structure and what is a sigma and pi bond, but why is the C hybridization 2sp2 for a sigma bond and 2p for a pi bond?

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Re: 2.45

Postby Mahir_Hasan2C » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:07 pm

That is because C has 3 bonding regions so it is sp2 and since there is a triple bond it is a sigma bond with 2 bonds.

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Re: 2.45

Postby Katie Sy 1L » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:23 pm

carbon's three bonding regions means there is one s orbital and 2 p orbitals (sp2)

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