Problem: 1. Indicate whether F3C−C≡N is linear, planar, or neither.a. linearb. planarc. neither linear nor planar2. Propose a hybridization scheme for the left-hand atom C.a. spb. sp2c. sp33. Propose a hybridization scheme for the right-hand atom C.a. spb. sp2c. sp3

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1) We’re being asked to determine the shape of F3C−C≡N . The possible molecular shapes are:


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If we consider C on the left, to be the central atom and CN as one group, the geometry would then be AC4 tetrahedral. 

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1. Indicate whether F3C−C≡N is linear, planar, or neither.

a. linear

b. planar

c. neither linear nor planar


2. Propose a hybridization scheme for the left-hand atom C.

a. sp

b. sp2

c. sp3


3. Propose a hybridization scheme for the right-hand atom C.

a. sp

b. sp2

c. sp3

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