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Carbon

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:42 pm
by Lelija Kazlauskas 3J
Why can't two carbons just create four covalent bonds with each other?

Re: Carbon

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:46 pm
by Hannah Romano 4D
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.

Re: Carbon

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:23 pm
by Leonardo Le Merle 1D
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.

Re: Carbon

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:25 pm
by 905373636
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.

Re: Carbon

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:50 am
by Nan_Guan_1L
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