What is the hybridization of the central carbon atom in 2-propanol?

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Sep 21, 2015

#"C*"#: Marked carbon. In this case, the central carbon atom in 2-propanol, which is more commonly known as isopropyl alcohol.


The use of #"C*"# herein would be a marked carbon atom either to fit the purpose of the statement, since the molecule contains more than one carbon.

The central carbon of isopropyl alcohol is described as being #"sp"^3# hybridized due to its tetragonal geometry. Hybridization explains the electron density and geometry about a specified atom.

Note: All the carbon atoms in this molecule are #sp^3# hybridized.