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Homework Help: Hybridization of carbon in carbonyl group

  1. Sep 15, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    CH3CN [ in presence of aq. H2SO4 and 2H2O] → CH3COOH + NH3

    3. The attempt at a solution
    There is a triple bond present between Carbon and nitrogen, hence the first will be sp hybridized, while there is double bond between carbon and oxygen in the second, hence it should be sp2 hydrized, correct?
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