Valence electrons of carbon (C): 2s22p2
sp3 hybridization: all 4 orbitals participate to form the 4 hybrid orbitals
four hybrid orbitals
→ similar characteristics (equivalent and same energy)
After sp3 hybridization, the carbon atom has: Check all that apply
a. a total of four unpaired electrons
b. four equal energy hybrid orbitals
c. two unpaired electrons
d. hybrid orbitals of four distinctly different energies
e. no unpaired electrons
f. hybrid orbitals of two distinctly different energies
g. hybrid orbitals with energy between that of the 2s and 2p orbitals
h. the ability to form four bonds
I. three hybrid orbitals and an unhybridized p orbital
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