In the molecule c2h4 the valence orbitals of the carbon atoms are assumed to be

In the molecule C2H4 the valence orbitals of the carbon atoms are assumed to be?
a) dsp hybridized
b) not hybridized
c) sp hybridized
d) sp^3 hybridized
e) sp^2 hybridized

Answer

e)sp2 hybridized because each carbon must hybridize to accommodate 3 bonds (two sigma bonds and one pi bond), and sp2 has three orbitals (one s orbital and two p orbitals). e) sp^2 hybridized

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