What type of hybridization occurs in the orbitals of a carbon atom participating in a

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What type of hybridization occurs in the orbitals of a carbon atom participating in a triple bond with another carbon atom?



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I honestly thought it would be sp3 but it turns out to be sp. Can someone explain this to me? Thanks!!
 

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Borek
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What is geometry of sp3, what is geometry of triple bond?

Out of three bonds only one is from hybridized orbital.
 
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In a triple bond how many pi bonds are there? Pi bonds form from the overlap of what orbitals?
 

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