Problem: Epinephrine (or adrenaline; below) is a naturally occurring hormone that is also manufactured commercially for use as a heart stimulant, a nasal decongestant, and a glaucoma treatment.What is the hybridization of each C, O, and N atom?

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Orbitals that can be used by the central atom:

Subshell                   Total # of orbitals 

        s           _                1 orbital  

        p          _ _ _           3 orbitals

        d        _ _ _ _ _       5 orbitals



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Epinephrine (or adrenaline; below) is a naturally occurring hormone that is also manufactured commercially for use as a heart stimulant, a nasal decongestant, and a glaucoma treatment.

What is the hybridization of each C, O, and N atom?

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