Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1133949649
ISBN 13: 978-1-13394-964-0

Chapter 9 Bonding and Molecular Structure: Orbital Hybridization and Molecular Orbitals - Study Questions - Page 369a: 14


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Each carbon makes a double and two single bonds, therefore, one $\pi$ and 3 $\sigma$ bonds, $sp^2$ hybridization. Two $\sigma$ bonds with a hydrogen and a carbon, one $\sigma$ and one $\pi$ bond with another carbon.
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