# Is ethene tetrahedral sp3 or planar?

Dec 30, 2015

Trigonal Planar

#### Explanation:

The overall structure of the ethene compound is linear but the molecular geometry around each carbon atom is trigonal planar.

It is ${\text{sp}}^{2}$ hybridization. One 2s orbital and two 2p orbitals hybridized to form three ${\text{sp}}^{2}$ orbitals. To find the hybridization of an atom, just count the number of atoms bonded to it and the number of lone pairs.