What hybrid orbitals are involved


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Silvia Huang 3D
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What hybrid orbitals are involved

Postby Silvia Huang 3D » Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:43 pm

Quiz 2 preparation, Question 3
What hybrid orbitals are involved in the C-C sigma bonds and the C-H sigma bonds in benzene?
Can someone please explain what this question is asking??
How is this different from just asking for the hybridization of carbon, which is sp2?

Samantha Miceli 3J
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Re: What hybrid orbitals are involved

Postby Samantha Miceli 3J » Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:06 pm

This question is basically asking for the hybridization of carbon, but it is a little more specific because it provides the molecule, Benzene, and the specific bonds to look at, C-C and C-H. You can solve this by drawing the Benzene molecule, and figuring out which hybridization carbon must undergo in order to form four bonds, which is simply sp2.


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