## What hybrid orbitals are involved

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

Silvia Huang 3D
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### What hybrid orbitals are involved

Quiz 2 preparation, Question 3
What hybrid orbitals are involved in the C-C sigma bonds and the C-H sigma bonds in benzene?
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

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.