According to experimental observations, Methane molecule has 4 identical C-H bonds with equal length and equal bond energy. All the four hydrogen atoms are arranged in a manner such that the four hydrogen atoms form corners of a regular tetrahedron.
|Type of hybridization||Shape||Number of orbitals participating in hybridization|
|sp3||Tetrahedral||4 (1s + 3p)|
|sp2||Planar triganol||3(1s + 2p)|
|sp||Linear||2(1s + 1p)|