Carbon tetrachloride is an organic compound with the chemical formula CCl4. It is a

colorless liquid with a “sweet” smell.

i. Using the ground state electron configuration and excited state electron

configuration explain the hybridization of the central Carbon (C) atom.

ii. Identify the orbitals that overlap to form the C-Cl bond. Draw a diagram to show

the orbital overlap.

iii. What is the bond angle of CCl4?