# Which Hybrid Orbitals Are Used by Carbon Atoms in the Following Molecules? - Chemistry

Which hybrid orbitals are used by carbon atoms in the following molecules?

CH3–CH3; (b) CH3–CH=CH2; (c) CH3-CH2-OH; (d) CH3-CHO (e) CH3COOH

#### Solution

a)

Both C1 and C2 are sp3 hybridized.

b)

C_1 = sp^3, C_2 = sp^2, C_3 = sp^2

c)

Both C- atoms use sp^3 hybrid orbitals

d)

C_1  = sp^3, C_2 = sp^2

e)

C_1 = sp^3, C_2 = sp^2

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#### APPEARS IN

NCERT Class 11 Chemistry Textbook
Chapter 4 Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Q 30 | Page 131