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Double Bonds in VSEPR

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:43 pm
by Emilee Hosking 1D
If a molecule has double bonds is there any difference in the way that we draw the VSEPR model? Would it be the same as one with only single bonds?

Re: Double Bonds in VSEPR

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:46 pm
by Iris Bai 2K
If there's a double bond you should still draw the double bond in the VSEPR model, but it would not change the shape.

Re: Double Bonds in VSEPR

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:47 pm
by Manu Vohra 1L
Regardless of whether the bond is single, double, or triple, it is still one region of electron density. Therefore, there are no changes made to the VSEPR model.

Re: Double Bonds in VSEPR

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:51 pm
by sarahartzell1A
The double bond will still be considered one area of electron density so there is no difference in the model.

Re: Double Bonds in VSEPR

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:15 pm
by Aj1156
When using the VSEPR model, you want to take into account regions of electron density. So if you have 4 atoms surrounding a central atom and one of the atoms has a double bond you would still have 4 regions of electron density, not 5.

Re: Double Bonds in VSEPR

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:02 pm
by Javier_Ochoa_DIS_3J
Single, double, and triple bonds are all the same when it comes to the molecular shape.