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Chemistry library

Course: Chemistry library>Unit 9

Lesson 5: Hybridization and hybrid orbitals

Bond hybridization

You might need: Periodic table

Problem

Carbon dioxide, start text, C, O, end text, start subscript, 2, end subscript, has a linear shape.
Ball and stick model of a carbon dioxide molecule. The central carbon atom has two double bonds to oxygen atoms, and the O-C-O angle is 180 degrees.
What is the hybridization around the central carbon atom in start text, C, O, end text, start subscript, 2, end subscript?