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Triple Bonds question
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:29 pm
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
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
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