## Hybridization scheme of C2H2

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

Crystal Odipo 1F
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### Hybridization scheme of C2H2

Can someone re-clarify why because of the unpaired electron we get a larger energy gap in the sp2 hybridization of carbon?

Bailey Giovanoli 1L
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### Re: Hybridization scheme of C2H2

We hybridize because the energy gap between the s and p orbitals is large. If we hybridize, we create an orbital in between the two. It is then less energy to jump to the p orbital than pair in the sp. This is because when you pair electrons, there is electron repulsion.