Using the choices below, which hybrid orbital would carbon form in acetylene?
A. sp
B. sp2
C. sp3
D. sp4
Carbon forms 2 sp hybrid orbitals in acetylene enabling itself to bind to two hydrogen atoms in a sigma bond.
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