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The ratio of sp3 and sp2 hybridized atoms in the anionic part of borax is:
(If answer is 12:4 then represent as 0124)

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Borax contains boron in both planar (BO3) and tetrahedral (BO4) units. It contains five BOB linkages. As can be seen from the above structure of borax, it contains 11sp3 and 2sp2. Hence, 11:2.

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