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The carbon indicated by the arrow has which of the following hybridizations?

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A sp hybridization
B sp2 hybridization
C sp3 hybridization
D sp3d2 hybridization
Ans. B The carbon indicated by the arrow is an sp2 hybridized carbon atom. Notice that the indicated carbon has a double bond and two single bonds. The double bond connects this carbon to the end-carbon. A hydrogen atom and the 3rd carbon are attached to this carbon via single bonds.