Problem: a. Draw the lewis structure of acetone, (CH 3)2CO. What is the hybridization on each carbon atom in the molecule?b. On the lewis structure, identify every bond as a sigma or pi bond. (σ or π).c. For the Carbon-Hydrogen bond, what are the orbitals that overlap to make that bond?

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a. Draw the lewis structure of acetone, (CH 3)2CO. What is the hybridization on each carbon atom in the molecule?

b. On the lewis structure, identify every bond as a sigma or pi bond. (σ or π).

c. For the Carbon-Hydrogen bond, what are the orbitals that overlap to make that bond?

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