Problem: If the analysis of carbon in a molecule indicates sp hybridization, what must be the shape around the carbon? a. Trigonal planar b. Linear c. Tetrahedral d. Cannot be determined

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Trigonal planar geometry follows an sp2 hybridization like alkenes

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If the analysis of carbon in a molecule indicates sp hybridization, what must be the shape around the carbon? 
a. Trigonal planar 

b. Linear 

c. Tetrahedral 

d. Cannot be determined

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