what is the DIFFERENCE BETWEEN sp3 hybridised carbon and sp2 hybridised carbon.?

Asked by Janu5320 | 20th Jan, 2012, 01:51: PM

Expert Answer:

sp3 hybridisation:
That is, for a tetrahedrally coordinated carbon
  • sp3occurs when a C has 4 attached groups
  • sp3 has 25% s and 75% p character
  sp2 hybridisation:
  • sp2 occurs when a C has 3 attached groups
  • sp2 has 33% s and 67% p character
  • each sp2 hybrid is involved in a s bond
  • the remaining p orbital forms the p bond

Answered by  | 20th Jan, 2012, 04:43: PM

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