Bonding

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altaing
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Bonding

Postby altaing » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:11 am

Why don't quadruple bonds occur very often?

Gurvardaan Bal1L
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Re: Bonding

Postby Gurvardaan Bal1L » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:39 am

altaing wrote:Why don't quadruple bonds occur very often?


Quadruple bonds seem to make sense by the Lewis structure point of view, but when studied in an experimental level you'll see that it is difficult/impossible for quadruple bonds to occur because it would require the orbitals to point in certain directions/orientations, which they do not. This is the reason for these types of bonds not occurring very often.

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Re: Bonding

Postby Manasvi Paudel 1A » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:50 pm

Quadruple bonds usually don't occur because of the octet rule as well. The octet rule would be fulfilled for an element in an ion if there were four bonds which means no other element could be bonded to it. It also would not contribute to a plausible shape for the ion.

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Re: Bonding

Postby SPandya1F » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:20 pm

There are cases of quadruple bonds in the transition metals. Transition metals have d-orbital which is required to form a quadruple bond.


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