. When the hybridization state of carbon atom changes from sp^3 to sp^2


When the hybridization state of carbon atom changes from sp3 to sp2 and finally to sp, the angle between the hybridized orbitals

(a) decreases gradually

(b) decreases considerably

(c) is not affected

(d) increases progressively

Best Answer

Correct Option is: (D)

Sp2 is trigonal planar and sp3 is tetrahedral in geometry.

Angle increases progressively, sp3 (109° 28') , sp2 (120°), sp(180°) sp is a linear

structure and so it has maximum angle.

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