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Double and Triple Bonds

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:38 pm
by Shuyi Yu 1B
In a double or triple bond why is the region of electron density equal one instead of two or three?

Re: Double and Triple Bonds

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:25 pm
by Lynsea_Southwick_2K
The second rule of the VSEOR model is:

"Rule 2 There is no distinction between single and multiple bonds: a multiple
bond is treated as a single region of high electron concentration.

That is, the two electron pairs in a double bond stay together and repel other
bonds or lone pairs as a unit. The three electron pairs in a triple bond also stay
together and act like a single region of high electron concentration. For instance,
a carbon dioxide molecule, has a linear structure similar to that of
BeCl2, even though both bonds are double bonds"

This comes from the textbook, hope it helps a bit.

Re: Double and Triple Bonds

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:55 pm
by Dong Hyun Lee 4E
Any bond will be considered as a single electron region as it acts like one region together. Just because it is a triple or double bond does not make the bond act as three or two different electron regions.