## 2sp2 vs sp2

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

Isabel Day 1D
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### 2sp2 vs sp2

What does it mean when there's a 2 in front of the hybridization? For example, in question 17 of marshmallow many of the sigma bonds have C2sp2 or N2sp hybridizations.

SajaZidan_1K
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### Re: 2sp2 vs sp2

The two specifies what row the element is in, so since carbon is in the second row it has the 2 in front of the p. Unless specified, sp^2 can still be the correct hybridization for carbon.

Lauren Stack 1C
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### Re: 2sp2 vs sp2

The two is simply signifying the number of the row that the element is found. For example, you could apply this to other rows and put a 1 in front of the s when describing the hybridization of something including a Hydrogen (1s).

Matthew ILG 1L
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### Re: 2sp2 vs sp2

You usually add the 2 i front of the sp2 when you are describing the hybridization of a bond. If you are just describing the hybridization of an individual molecule, I don't believe that you need the 2 in front.