Problem: The orbital hybridization on the carbon atom in HCN isa) sp2b) sp3d2c) sp3d) sp

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Step 1: Draw the structure

C → central atom

Valence electrons

C         Group 4A        4 valence e

H        Group 1A         1 valence e- 

C        Group 5A         5 valence e- 

Total = 10 valence e


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The orbital hybridization on the carbon atom in HCN is

a) sp2

b) sp3d2

c) sp3

d) sp