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Triple Bonds question

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:29 pm
by Hector Acosta Discussion 1H
Why does a triple bond have 1 sigma and 2 pi bonds instead of having 2 sigma and 1 pi bond?

Re: Triple Bonds question

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:13 am
by Mila Therese Reyes 1E
This is what I understand, someone please correct me if I'm wrong!

All bonds have 1 sigma bond each. So, one single bond has only one sigma bond. Double and triple bonds have extra pi bonds in addition to the 1 sigma bond

Hope that helps!

Re: Triple Bonds question  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:18 am
by Mila Therese Reyes 1E
Just to add on...

Another way to look at it is the sigma bond accounts for the 1 line (single bond) and the number of pi bonds account for the total # of lines minus 1. 1 pi bond = 1 additional line