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Sp3, sp2 carbons

  1. Jun 4, 2008 #1
    How do you know whether a carbon is a sp3 carbon or a sp2 carbon?
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  3. Jun 4, 2008 #2
    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.
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