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Problem: The Lewis structure for allene is shown in the diagram.Is the molecule planar?

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We have to determine if the allene molecule is planar or not.

A molecule is said to be planar when all the atoms of the molecule lie in the same plane.

To determine if the molecule is planar or not, we need to draw a three-dimensional diagram for the allene molecule.

We will follow these steps to solve this problem:

Step 1: Determine the hybridization of carbon atoms.

Step 2: Draw a diagram using the hybridized orbitals.

Step 3: Discuss the planarity of the molecule.

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The Lewis structure for allene is shown in the diagram.

A C is double bonded left and right to C, each of which is single bonded outward, angled above and below, to H.

Is the molecule planar?

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