We are being asked to determine the hybridization of each carbon atom in butadiene.
Hybridization is a mathematical procedure in which the standard atomic orbitals are combined to form new atomic orbitals called hybrid orbitals that correspond more closely to the actual distribution of electrons in chemically bonded atoms.
Butadiene, C4H6, is a planar molecule that has the following carbon-carbon bond lengths:
From left to right, what is the hybridization of each carbon atom in butadiene?
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