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Hybridization Question

  1. Jan 21, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    http://img42.com/ASivg [Broken]
    Please look at this image.

    2. The attempt at a solution

    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.
    Thank you.

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    Last edited by a moderator: May 6, 2017
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  3. Jan 22, 2014 #2
    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..
  4. Jan 22, 2014 #3
    Got it :) Thanks
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