## Sixth Edition, Example 4.6

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

Dayna Pham 1I
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### Sixth Edition, Example 4.6

In this example, it shows the image of how a the bonds form.

Why is it C sp2 instead of C 2sp2? As well as O sp2 instead of O 2sp2? Aren't oxygen and Carbon in the second row?

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Lauren Ho 2E
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### Re: Sixth Edition, Example 4.6

I think I remember my TA saying that the numbers denoting row are unnecessary (though correct) when writing hybridizations. So in your case, writing them either way would probably be alright!

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### Re: Sixth Edition, Example 4.6

The numbers are just something extra he wrote out on the board, but they aren’t really talked about in the textbook. I would still recommend putting it on the test if asked.