• # 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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