Hybridization answers

Answers to Hybridization questions 1. In ethene both carbon atoms are sp2 hybridized whereas in ethane they are both sp3 hybridized.Ethene contains five σ bonds and one π bond. In ethane there are seven σ bonds and no π bonds.2. The hybridization changes from sp3 to sp2. (This allows for much greater conjugation in the cation and hence explains why phenolphthalein is coloured in alkaline solution.)


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