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In allene (C 3H4), the type(s) of hybridization of the carbon atoms is (are) (A) sp and sp 3 (B) sp and sp 2 (C) only sp 2 (D) sp 2 and sp 3

In allene (C 3H4), the type(s) of hybridization of the carbon atoms is (are)
(A) sp and sp 3
(B) sp and sp 2
(C) only sp 2
(D) sp 2 and sp 3

Grade:11

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Saurabh Koranglekar
askIITians Faculty 10341 Points
2 years ago
Allene: H2C=C=CH2. The centralcarbonis attached to othercarbonsby two sigma and two pi bonds so it'shybridisationwill besp. The terminalcarbonis attached to othercarbonand hydrogen by 3 sigma and 2 pi bonds and hence, it'shybridisationwill besp2
Vikas TU
14149 Points
2 years ago
Allene: H2C=C=CH2. The central carbon is attached to other carbons by two sigma and two pi bonds so it's hybridisation will be sp. The terminal carbon is attached to other carbon and hydrogen by 3 sigma and 2 pi bonds and hence, it's hybridisation will be sp2

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