Problem: Indigo is the dye used in coloring blue jeans. The term navy blue is derived from the use of indigo to dye British naval uniforms in the eighteenth century. The structure of the indigo molecule isb. What hybrid orbitals are used by the carbon atoms in the indigo molecule?

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Carbon atoms that are connected through single bonds are called sigma bonds. 

Meanwhile, those that are connected through a double bond are called pi bonds. 

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Indigo is the dye used in coloring blue jeans. The term navy blue is derived from the use of indigo to dye British naval uniforms in the eighteenth century. The structure of the indigo molecule is

b. What hybrid orbitals are used by the carbon atoms in the indigo molecule?

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