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double bonds vs. single bonds

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:42 pm
by jane_ni_2d
Are double bonds or single bonds more stable?

Re: double bonds vs. single bonds

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:43 pm
by Meghanhe1l
Because double bonds include a pi bond that prevents rotation, they are more stable.

Re: double bonds vs. single bonds

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:19 pm
by 705192887
Double bonds are more stable than single bonds. This is because double bonds also have a π (Pi) bond, while single bonds only have σ (sigma) bonds. Pi bonds prevent rotation thus making double bonds more stable.

Re: double bonds vs. single bonds

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:26 pm
by Heesu_Kim_1F
I understand that double bonds are more stable because of the fact that they have both sigma and pi bonds. Can another reason be that because double bonds have shorter distances than single bonds, thus making the doubles bonds stronger and more stable?

Re: double bonds vs. single bonds

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:58 pm
by Catherine Kim 3K
Double bonds are stronger than single bonds because double bonds add stability to compounds and restrict rotation around the bond axis. Double bonds have sigma bonds and pi bonds; double bonds are also shorter than single bonds because the extra bonding electrons pull atoms closer together.

Re: double bonds vs. single bonds

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:35 pm
by CateJensen3K
double bonds are more stable