First of all excuse me for my English, it's not my first language but I'm trying my best!
So I've got a few questions for you guys. they are probably really simple but i just can't figure them out for myself 100%, hopefully someone can help me out here
Q1:As far as I'm informed, if a carbon atom is bonding with three other atoms it creates three hybrid orbitals sp^2.
These are now supposed to be in an angle of 120° to each other.. but what happened with the left over p orbital it's still there but where is it placed and why doesn't it affect the angle?
Q2: If the carbon atom bonds with two other atoms why does it still have to create these hybrid orbitals,why can't it just use it's two p-orbitals since they've only got one electron in it?
The only solution i could think of is that it can only bond with the hybrid orbitals but that still doesn't really explain to me why the loose electron in the leftover p orbital in question 1 doesn't effect the angle. Thanks in advance!