Answer to Question #197126 in General Chemistry for Moe

Question #197126

Which of the following statements about the bonding in ethyne, C2H2, is/are INCORRECT?


(i) The s and p atomic orbitals in each carbon mix to form only one sp hybrid orbital.

(ii) The pi bonds between the two carbons are formed by the end-on overlap of the unhybridized p orbitals in each C atom.

(iii) The C−H sigma bonds each result from the overlap of the s orbital of the H and the sp hybrid orbital of C.


A. (i) only

B. (ii) only

C. (iii) only

D. (i) and (ii)

E. (i), (ii) and (iii)


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2021-05-31T02:06:40-0400

A) (i) only


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