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Double/Triple Bonds

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 7:44 pm
by Natalie_Martinez_1I
Are there only certain atoms that can triple/double bond or how can we determine which can?

Re: Double/Triple Bonds

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 9:50 pm
by Chris Qiu 1H
All atoms that have enough electrons to form triple and double bonds can form them. However, whether they form them or not is dependent on the formal charge of the molecule. (You try to minimize the amount of formal charges that arn't zero)

Re: Double/Triple Bonds

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 10:50 am
by nelquosey
All atoms have the capacity but it depends on the whole molecule. You want to make it as stable as possible.

Re: Double/Triple Bonds

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 11:23 am
by Ellie Tsang 1I
You use double/triple bonds to fulfill the octet rule. So, if 2 atoms do not have 8 valence electrons yet, and they both have an unbonded electron, you can form a double/triple bond between them.

Re: Double/Triple Bonds

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:05 pm
by Ignacio Ramirez 1J
There is no certainty of any atom needing a certain number of bonds. Usually, triple or double bonds are created in order to fulfill the octet rule. However, just because you can make those bonds, it is necessary to create a structure that will be the most stable and have a formal charge of zero.

Re: Double/Triple Bonds

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:15 pm
by Adam Yaptangco 1D
Any atom can produce a double or triple bond if it contains enough electrons and if it would reduce the formal charge.

Re: Double/Triple Bonds

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 6:07 pm
by Briana Lopez 4K
It will also form double or triple bonds to become more stable

Re: Double/Triple Bonds

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 4:16 pm
by Salena Chowdri 1I
most atoms are capable of having double or triple bonds. It's just a matter of oxidation states and formal charges in order to create the most stable structure of the compound. They are usually added to complete the octet of atoms.

Re: Double/Triple Bonds

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:10 pm
by Maria Zamarripa 1L
Any atom has the ability to form multiple bonds. you just have to keep in mind that not all atoms can have expanded orbitals.