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Hybridization Question

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Hello, I was looking at this image. Why is the top image sp? Shouldn't it be sp2 because there are double bonds on both sides? I understand the rest. Please advise, any help would be appreciated.
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The carbon you referred to has 2 double bonds,1 on either side. To make 2 double bonds carbon requires 2 p orbitals...
This is similar to the case of the triple bond..
 
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Got it :) Thanks
 

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