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What is the hybridization of the carbon atom in carbon dioxide?

1. sp3d
2. sp2
3. sp
4. sp3
5. None of the Above
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Hybridization is the mixing of valence atomic orbitals to get equivalent hybridized orbitals that having similar characteristics and energy.

Step 2

In CO2, Carbon atom has double bond with each Oxygen atom. There are two sigma C-O bonds and two pi bonds. Also, no lone pa...

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