We are asked if the hybridization of each C in the right-hand ring the same.
• There are 3 groups around each carbon:
▪ 3 atoms + 0 lone pairs = 3 groups
• It will need 3 orbitals to accommodate this 3 groups.
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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Is the hybridization of each C in the right-hand ring the same? Explain.
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