What is the hybridization of CH3CH2CH2CN?
(a) sp, sp^3
(b) sp^2, sp^3
(d) sp, sp^2
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The correct answer is (a) sp, sp^3
Explanation: The complete structure of the compound mentioned is → CH3-CH2-CH2-C≡N. When carbon forms only single bonds, then it is sp^3 hybridized. When it forms triple bond with nitrogen, then it is sp hybridized. So CH3CH2CH2CN is sp and sp^3 hybridized.