Asked Jul 6, 2019

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

1. sp3d
2. sp2
3. sp
4. sp3
5. None of the Above

Expert Answer

Step 1

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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