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Indicate the type of hybrid orbitals used by the central atom in CCl4. a. sp b. sp2 c. sp3 d. sp3d e. sp3d2

Indicate the type of hybrid orbitals used by the central atom in CCl4.
a. sp
b. sp2
c. sp3
d. sp3d
e. sp3d2
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Carbon bound to 4 chlorine in this example with carbon (C) being the center atom. Because the atom has 4 other single bonds, it is sp3 hybridized.

The answer is (c), the C is sp3 hybridized.

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