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 369g: 68


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a)$\pi$ bonds must occur each in its own plane (overlap of p orbitals). Supposing the three carbons are along the x-axis, one $\pi$ bond occurs parallel to the xz-plane and the other, parallel to the xy-plane. b) The central carbon is $sp$ hybridized because it makes 2 $\pi$ bonds, the others are $sp^2$ because they only make one. c) p orbitals for the $\pi$ bonds, $sp-sp^2$ orbitals in the $\sigma$ bonds.
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