Question #c0c79

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Nov 2, 2016

Answer:

I disagree with the answer Methane is a classic example of #sp^3# hybridization.

Explanation:

In its ground state of # 1s^2 2s^2 2 p^2# only the unpaired set of two p electrons are able to bond. This would give rise to a formula of # CH_2 # not # CH_4 #

Carbon monoxide is an example of Carbon bonding in the ground state not the #sp^3# hybridized state. CO has formed only two bonds. A double bond between the Carbon and the Oxygen The Lewis dot structure would look like this.
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: C :: O:

Methane # CH_4# has formed four bonds requiring the the # sp^3# hybridization.