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Lelija Kazlauskas 3J
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Postby Lelija Kazlauskas 3J » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:42 pm

Why can't two carbons just create four covalent bonds with each other?

Hannah Romano 4D
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Re: Carbon

Postby Hannah Romano 4D » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:46 pm

I don't think a bond order beyond triple bond can exist between atoms. I believe the bond length may be too short and the nuclei of the two atoms may begin to repel each other making it a less stable structure than a triple bond.

Leonardo Le Merle 1D
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Re: Carbon

Postby Leonardo Le Merle 1D » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:23 pm

Quadruple bonds technically are possible but they require the presence of four different orbitals (two S, one P, and one D); carbon cannot attain the last.

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Re: Carbon

Postby 905373636 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:25 pm

The only atoms I can think of capable of making quad bonds are certain transition metals -- 1 s bond, 2 p bonds, and 1 d bond.

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Re: Carbon

Postby Nan_Guan_1L » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:50 am

I think the most bonds two C atoms can form is 3. they can't form 4 bonds because of bond angle and organizations I think

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