Problem: Explain why a carbon atom cannot form five bonds using  sp3d hybrid orbitals.

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Write the electron configuration of carbon:

Carbon: 

• atomic # = 6

• in a neutral element: atomic number = # protons = # of electrons

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Explain why a carbon atom cannot form five bonds using  sp3d hybrid orbitals.