The hybridisation of Carbon in ethylene is:

The hybridisation of carbon in ethylene is sp2.

Explanation

Ethylene or Ethene is a compound with the formula C2H4.

  • The molecule contains 2 carbon atoms and 4 hydrogen atoms.
  • The molecules comprises of a double bond.
  • The carbon atom consists of 6 electrons and hydrogen has 1 electron.
  • The carbon atom consists of 6 electrons and hydrogen has 1 electron.

Hence in the ethene molecule, the carbon atoms are sp2 hybridized. One unpaired electron in the p orbital remains unchanged. Each carbon combines with three other atoms rather than four.

 

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