Carbon monoxide

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Kaitlynn Tran 3F
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Carbon monoxide

Postby Kaitlynn Tran 3F » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:27 pm

Why is there a triple bond for CO instead of a double bond?

Jonathan Gong 2H
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Re: Carbon monoxide

Postby Jonathan Gong 2H » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:31 pm

In total, there are 10 valence e-. Because both carbon and oxygen need to have an octet, there needs to be a triple bond.

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