After sp^3 hybridization, the carbon atom has:?

A a total of four unpaired electrons

B four equal energy hybrid orbitals

C two unpaired electrons

D hybrid orbitals of four distinctly different energies

E no unpaired electrons

F hybrid orbitals of two distinctly different energies

G hybrid orbitals with energy between that of the 2s and 2p orbitals

H the ability to form four bonds

I three hybrid orbitals and an unhybridized p orbital

Check all that apply.

1 Answer

  • a) a total of four unpaired electrons

    b) four equal energy hybrid orbitals

    g) hybrid orbitals with energy between that of the 2s and 2p orbitals

    h) the ability to form four bonds

    The s orbital and the px, py and pz orbitals all become re-shaped to four equal sp3 hybridization orbitals distributed in tetrahedral geometry.

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