Chemistry

Anthracene is a yellow, crystalline solid found in coal tar. Complete this structure for anthracene, C14H10, by adding bonds and hydrogen atoms as necessary.

What type of hybrid orbitals are utilized by carbon in anthracene?
>>sp3

How many σ bonds and π bonds are there in an anthracene molecule? How many valence electrons occupy σ-bond orbitals and how many occupy π -bond orbitals?
>>26 σ bonds
>>7 π bonds
>> I don't know how to figure out how many valence electrons occupy the bond orbitals

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  1. What type of hybrid orbitals are utilized by carbon in anthracene?
    >>sp2

    How many ó bonds and ð bonds are there in an anthracene molecule? How many valence electrons occupy ó-bond orbitals and how many occupy ð -bond orbitals?
    >>26 ó bonds
    >>7 ð bonds
    How many valence electrons occupy ó-bond orbitals and how many occupy ð -bond orbitals?
    >>2(26)=52 ó bonds
    >>2(7)=14 ð bonds

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