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I recently learned that there is such thing as a hybridization in chemistry, but I don't really get it.

For example, in $$\ce{C2H2}$$ (Ethene), they say the there isare 3 electrons in three $${2sp^2}$$$${sp^2}$$ and one electron in a normal p$$p$$ orbital. howHow do we decide what electronsorbitals get hybridized and what doesn't?

I recently learned that there is such thing as a hybridization in chemistry, but I don't really get it.

For example, in $$\ce{C2H2}$$ (Ethene), they say the there is 3 electrons in $${2sp^2}$$ and one electron in a normal p orbital. how do we decide what electrons get hybridized and what doesn't?

I recently learned that there is such thing as a hybridization in chemistry, but I don't really get it.

For example, in $$\ce{C2H2}$$ (Ethene), they say the there are 3 electrons in three $${sp^2}$$ and one electron in a normal $$p$$ orbital. How do we decide what orbitals get hybridized and what doesn't?

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For example, in C2H2$$\ce{C2H2}$$ (Ethene), they say the there is 3 electrons in 2sp2$${2sp^2}$$ and one elcetronelectron in a normal p orbital. how do we decide what electrons get hybridized and what doesntdoesn't?

I recently learned that there is such thing as a hybridization in chemi, but I don't really get it. for example, in C2H2(Ethene), they say the there is 3 electrons in 2sp2 and one elcetron in a normal p orbital. how do we decide what electrons get hybridized and what doesnt?

I recently learned that there is such thing as a hybridization in chemistry, but I don't really get it.

For example, in $$\ce{C2H2}$$ (Ethene), they say the there is 3 electrons in $${2sp^2}$$ and one electron in a normal p orbital. how do we decide what electrons get hybridized and what doesn't?

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# Hybridization in ethene

I recently learned that there is such thing as a hybridization in chemi, but I don't really get it. for example, in C2H2(Ethene), they say the there is 3 electrons in 2sp2 and one elcetron in a normal p orbital. how do we decide what electrons get hybridized and what doesnt?