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Problem: Why must all six atoms in C2H4 lie in the same plane?

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For the Lewis structure, C has 4 valence electron while H has 1. 

Total val. electrons of C2His 12 (4(2) + 1(4) = 12)

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Why must all six atoms in C2H4 lie in the same plane?

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