Sun November 04, 2012 By: Sanchalika

how to recognise which carbon is sp2 and which is sp3 hybridised?

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Mon November 05, 2012

The number of atoms join with each carbon give the information of type of hybridisation.

For example, CH3CH2OH

The first carbon joined with 4 other atom 3H and one 4 hybrid orbital required ,so hybridisation of that carbon is sp3 and the hybridisation of 2 carbon is also sp3(1C ,2H and 1 O)

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