# Question #35089

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May 19, 2016

See below.

These are the properties of individual atoms of glucose, not of the glucose molecule as a whole.

The straight-chain formula of glucose is

**Carbon-1**

- Electron-domain geometry — trigonal planar — bonded to three atoms and no lone pairs
- Molecular geometry — trigonal planar — bonded to three atoms
- Hybridization —
#sp^2# - Bond angles — 120 °

**Carbon-2, -3, -4, -5, and -6**

- Electron-domain geometry — tetrahedral — bonded to four atoms and no lone pairs
- Molecular geometry — tetrahedral — bonded to four atoms
- Hybridization —
#sp^3# - Bond angles — 109.5 °

**O on Carbon-1**

- Electron-domain geometry — trigonal planar— bonded to one atom and two lone pairs
- Hybridization —
#sp^2#

**O on carbon-2, -3, -4, -5 and -6**

- Electron-domain geometry — tetrahedral — bonded to two atoms and two lone pairs
- Molecular geometry — bent — bonded to two atoms
- Hybridization —
#sp^3# - Bond angle — 109.5 °