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