Problem: Indicate which orbitals overlap to form the σ bond between the carbon atoms in HCCH.A) between an unhybridized s orbital on C and an unhybridized s orbital on the other CB) between a hybrid sp orbital on C and a hybrid sp orbital on the other CC) between a hybrid sp2 orbital on C and a hybrid sp2 orbital on the other C

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We are asked to indicate which orbitals overlap to form the σ bond between the carbon atoms in HCCH.


C likes 4 bonds. 

This means there is a triple bond between them. 

H-C≡C-H


Triple bonds contain 1 σ bond which is the sp hybridized orbital.

 

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Indicate which orbitals overlap to form the σ bond between the carbon atoms in HCCH.

A) between an unhybridized s orbital on C and an unhybridized s orbital on the other C

B) between a hybrid sp orbital on C and a hybrid sp orbital on the other C

C) between a hybrid sp2 orbital on C and a hybrid sp2 orbital on the other C

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