The pair of electron in the given carbanion, CH3CH \equiv C\Theta, is present in which of the following orbitals?

  • Option 1)

    2p

  • Option 2)

    sp3

  • Option 3)

    sp2

  • Option 4)

    sp

 

Answers (1)

As we learnt in 

Carbanion -

Those chemical species in which carbon bearing negative charge is called carbanion

- wherein

CH_{3}-CH_{2}^{-}

 

 CH_{3}-C= \overset{\Theta}{C} This Carbon has two hybrid orbitals. One is involned in the formation of sigma bond and another occupy lone pair hence its symbolization is =sp    


Option 1)

2p

This is incorrect option

Option 2)

sp3

This is incorrect option

Option 3)

sp2

This is incorrect option

Option 4)

sp

This is correct option

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