Solution: 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

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