What's the sp orbital of this carbon?

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The on on the left w/ the red arrow pointing to it:
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5062/92513846.jpg [Broken]
 
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No red arrow on the picture.

And honestly - question doesn't make any sense to me.

What are yellow trousers?

Could be image will explain what you mean.
 
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Meant to upload this one, sorry. is it sp2? sp3?...
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5062/92513846.jpg [Broken]
 
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I'm not sure if that's possible. (Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong :tongue:) Where did you get it from?
 
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It is possible, it's from my book. Since it has a double bond, it's sp2 i think? I just don't know if the - formal charge affects that.
 
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Okay then, do you know what the negative charge represents? If you know what represents it can help answer your question by counting the domains. Do you remember how to count domains?
 
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Never learned that
 
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General chemistry covers domains.

sp (2 Domains)
sp2 (3 Domains)
sp3 (4 Domains)

Nucleophile is represented by a negative charge. Negative charges represents a loan pair. A domain is a representation of occupied space around an atom.
 
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Domains = things the atom is bonded to

where "things" are: single pairs, lone pairs, double bonds

Is that what you meant? So the carbon is sp2 right?
 

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