General Chemistry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1-28505-137-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-28505-137-6

Chapter 10 - Molecular Geometry and Chemical Bonding Theory - Questions and Problems - Page 425: 10.94


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We know that the bonding about the carbon atom is trigonal planar geometry with the carbon atom having $sp^2$ hybrid orbitals. The carbon oxygen double bond is a $\sigma $ bond that is formed by the overlap of $sp^2$ orbital on carbon with 2p orbital on oxygen and a $\pi$ bond by the overlap of an unhybridized $2p$ orbital.
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