Problem: What type of hybridization occurs in the orbitals of a carbon atom participating in a triple bond with another carbon atom?

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We are being asked to identify the hybrid orbitals used by carbon (C) or the hybridization of C in a triple bonded C to another C. First, we will have to draw the Lewis Structure of C≡C.


Step 1: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.          

C≡C:

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What type of hybridization occurs in the orbitals of a carbon atom participating in a triple bond with another carbon atom?

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