Problem: Each oxygen atom not bonded directly to hydrogen in HCO 3 – uses the same kind of hybrid orbital to form a sigma bond to the central carbon atom. What type of hybrid orbital is used by these oxygen atoms to form these sigma bonds? A. sp B. sp2 C. sp3

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Each oxygen atom not bonded directly to hydrogen in HCO 3 uses the same kind of hybrid orbital to form a sigma bond to the central carbon atom. What type of hybrid orbital is used by these oxygen atoms to form these sigma bonds?

A. sp

B. sp2

C. sp3

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