What is the hybridization of a carbon atom in benzene?

1 Answer
Dec 3, 2015

#sp^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 #sp^2#.
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This hybridization is a must to achieve the bond angle #120^@# which is found in benzene rings.