Hybridization state of boron and oxygen in boric acid is:
  • a)
    sp3, sp2
  • b)
    sp2, sp3
  • c)
    sp2, sp2
  • d)
    sp3, sp3
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

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By Ajit Yadav · Aug 24, 2019 ·IIT JAM
3 Answers
Pushkar Malik answered Oct 12, 2018
The answer is b.
The central boron atom is binded to three hydroxyl groups. As boron has three electrons in the outermost shell and has to form three sigma bonds, it is sp2 hybridised. This means all the three bonds are in the same plane. Each oxygen atom is sp3 hybridised.

Harikaran S answered Sep 02, 2019
But how to say oxygen is sp3 hybridization

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