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When a carbon atom is bonded to four other atoms, what geometric arrangement occurs around the carbon atom? Why?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The geometric arrangement that occurs around the carbon atom when it is bonded to four other atoms should be determined.

Concept Introduction:

The arrangement of atoms in a molecule in three dimensional is said to be geometric arrangement of the molecule.

Explanation

The bond between two carbon atoms is a covalent bond that is the bond is formed by equal sharing of electrons between the two carbon atoms. The most common is single bond, which is composed of two electrons, one electron from each atom.

The formation of single bond takes place by a sp3 -hybridized orbital...

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