• # question_answer The type of hybrid orbitals used by chlorine atom in $ClO_{2}^{-}$ is [IIT 1992] A) $S{{P}^{3}}$ B) $S{{P}^{2}}$ C) $SP$ D) None of these

$ClO_{2}^{-}$ has $s{{p}^{3}}$-hybridization and two lone pairs on halogen which produces V-shape Bent structure