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Which hybrid orbitals are used by carbon atoms in the following molecules? (c) CH_3-CH_2- OH

4.30     Which hybrid orbitals are used by carbon atoms in the following molecules?

                  (c)  CH_{3}-CH_{2}-OH

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CH_{3}-CH_{2}-OH

C_{1} is making 4 sigma bonds (single bond) therefore it is sp^3 hybridised.

and C_{2} is also making a 4 sigma bonds. therefore it is also  sp^3 hybridised.

Therefore they both are sp^3 hybridized.

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