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  • question_answer The hybridization state of carbon atoms in the product formed by the reaction of ethyl chloride with aqueous potassium hydroxide is [EAMCET 1997]

    A) sp

    B) \[s{{p}^{2}}\]

    C) \[s{{p}^{3}}\]

    D) \[s{{p}^{3}}d\]

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    \[C{{H}_{3}}-C{{H}_{2}}-Cl+\underset{\text{(aq)}}{\mathop{KOH}}\,\to \underset{\text{Ethyl}\,\text{alcohol}}{\mathop{\overset{s{{p}^{3}}}{\mathop{C{{H}_{3}}}}\,-\overset{s{{p}^{3}}}{\mathop{C{{H}_{2}}}}\,-OH}}\,+KCl\]

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