## Lecture 23 Question

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

Marylyn Makar 1B
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### Lecture 23 Question

Hi! During lecture 23 when Dr. Lavelle was talking about sp2 hybridization for ethene, he wrote that it forms sp3 hybrid orbitals. I was confused because I thought ethene formed sp2 hybrid orbitals? Could anyone clarify this? Thank you.

Isaac Wen
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### Re: Lecture 23 Question

Maybe he just accidentally wrote sp3 instead? I checked Google and also found that ethene has 2 sp2 orbitals.

Aayushi Jani 3A
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### Re: Lecture 23 Question

Yes, I think that might have been an error since I also think that ethene has two sp2 hybridization orbitals.