# Sp3, sp2 carbons

How do you know whether a carbon is a sp3 carbon or a sp2 carbon?

## Answers and Replies

Is this with regards to hybrid orbitals?

If it is, you have to look at its molecular geometry. It's sp2 if it's trigonal planar, sp3 if it's tetrahedral.

Is this with regards to hybrid orbitals?

If it is, you have to look at its molecular geometry. It's sp2 if it's trigonal planar, sp3 if it's tetrahedral.

thanks

Is this with regards to hybrid orbitals?

If it is, you have to look at its molecular geometry. It's sp2 if it's trigonal planar, sp3 if it's tetrahedral.

thanks