Problem: Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), the most widely used medicine in the world, has the Lewis structure shown. What is the hybridization of each C and each O atom?

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Hybridization               Groups attached to central element

sp                                    2

sp2                                  3

sp3                                  4

sp3d                                5

sp3d2                               6

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Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), the most widely used medicine in the world, has the Lewis structure shown. What is the hybridization of each C and each O atom?

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