# What is the hybridization of a carbon atom in benzene?

$s {p}^{2}$ Hybridized.
Carbon atoms in the benzene ring have a trigonal planar geometry around them since the carry bonds with three other groups and therefore, the hybridization is $s {p}^{2}$.
This hybridization is a must to achieve the bond angle ${120}^{\circ}$ which is found in benzene rings.