Organic Hybridization

Illustrate the geometry and bond lengths in , and hybridized carbons.

Task

Build molecule and minimize geometry. Use the Measurement tool to examine bond lengths and bond angles.

Solution

sp3 hybridation carbon hybridation Results using the MMFF94 forcefield (default):

  • - ethane bond angle: 110°; C-C bond length 1.5 A
  • - ethylene bond angle: 121°; C-C bond length: 1.336 A
  • - acetylene bond angle: 180°; C-C bond length: 1.200 A

See also

Basic VSEPR

Further readings

Wikipedia: Orbital hybridisation

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