Determine the electron orbitals of the valence electrons of an Oxygen atom and figure out how many orbitals can form hybrids

Recall that for a neutral element, * Atomic number* = # of protons = # of electrons.

The atomic number of O is 8 which means O has 8 electrons. The location of O in the periodic table is shown below:

For an atom of oxygen, what is the greatest number of hybridized orbitals it can have?

A. 1

B. 3

C. 6

D. 4

E. 0

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