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Asked Oct 15, 2019

What atomic or hybrid orbitals make up the bond between C and N in hydrogen cyanide, HCN?

____orbital on C  +  ____orbital on N


How many σ bonds does C have in HCN?
How many bonds does C have?

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The number of bonds between the carbon and the nitrogen is 3. The sp-hybrid orbital of carbon combines with another sp-hybrid orbital of nitrogen to form one sigma bond and the px and py-orbitals of carbon combine with another px and py-orbitals of nitrogen to form 2 π bond b...

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