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Oxygen

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:59 pm
by 905174774
Why is that Oxygen can only have double bonds but in the textbook it can have triple bonds?

Re: Oxygen

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:03 pm
by Tiffany_Chen 2K
Can you give an example? It depends on the formal charge/molecule.

Re: Oxygen

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:10 am
by emwoodc
where did you learn that oxygen can only have double bonds

Re: Oxygen

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:51 am
by VPatankar_2L
Oxygen can form double, single, or triple bonds depending on the atom it is bonding with. Oxygen can form a triple bond with Carbon since the total number of valence electrons is 10 which means that there are 5 pairs of electrons. The only way that you can form five pairs of electrons for a CO Lewis Structure is by having Oxygen and Carbon share three pairs with one lone pair on each atom.

Re: Oxygen

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:47 pm
by Caroline Zepecki
Oxygen can have single, double, or triple bonds depending on the molecule and corresponding Lewis structure.

Re: Oxygen

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:49 pm
by aishwarya_atmakuri
Oxygen can have triple bonds, but it is usually most stable with two.

Re: Oxygen

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:56 pm
by Anna Heckler 2C
Oxygen most commonly forms a double bond within a molecule because it results in a formal charge of zero. But, it can also form single or triple bonds.

Re: Oxygen

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:45 am
by PriscillaLi_3G
Oxygen can have either double or triple bonds depending on the molecule.

Re: Oxygen

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:12 pm
by Robert Tran 1B
Oxygen can have all types of bonds, but it usually does not have triple bonds because the formal charge of oxygen would be more likely to have a nonzero value. This is because oxygen has 6 valence electrons and a triple bond would cause the formal charge to usually be 1.

Re: Oxygen

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:48 pm
by Kaitlynn Tran 3F
Oxygen is able to form single, double, or triple bonds depending on the formal charges of an overall structure or the number of electrons needed. Oxygen typically forms double bonds because it allows for a formal charge of 6 with 4 valence electrons.