. The carbon atoms in benzene are

A. sp2-hybridized.

B. sp-hybridized.

C. sp3-hybridized.

D. Non-hybridized.

Best Answer


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In Benzene, each carbon atom is attached to 2 carbons and 1 H.

The nature of bonds shared by each carbon atom are 

2 (C-C) σ boad + 1 (C-H) σ boad + (C-C) σ boad

Thus, each carbon uses its sp2 hybridized orbitals to form 3 σ boad and the π boad is formed by the sideways overlap of pure p orbitals.

Final Answer: 

The correct option is A: sphybridized.

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