Problem: Piracetam, a derivative of a neurotransmitter, is often sited as a cognitive enhancer, and is sold in many European countries. Its structure is shown below. What is the hybridization of atom labeled "b"?A. spB. sp2C. sp3D. sp3dE. sp3d2 

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Determine the hybridization of the carbon atom labeled as “a” by counting the groups around the atom 

  • It can be seen that the atom labeled as “a” is a C atom which has implied Hs on it meaning, the Hs are not shown explicitly.
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Piracetam, a derivative of a neurotransmitter, is often sited as a cognitive enhancer, and is sold in many European countries. Its structure is shown below. What is the hybridization of atom labeled "b"?

A. sp

B. sp2

C. sp3

D. sp3d

E. sp3d2 

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