Different Types of Bonds

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Ramneet Sandhu 3D
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Different Types of Bonds

Postby Ramneet Sandhu 3D » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:17 pm

Why are all bonds (single, double, and triple) treated as equal in VSEPR?

Gerald Bernal1I
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Re: Different Types of Bonds

Postby Gerald Bernal1I » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:20 pm

They are treated the same because they are all just an area of electron density no matter the bonds.

Julianna Laurentano 4G
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Re: Different Types of Bonds

Postby Julianna Laurentano 4G » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:06 pm

The VSEPR model takes the number of electron density regions into consideration, and since single, double, and triple bonds are all considered just one region of electron density, they are treated equally. Because of this, the resonance structure used to determine the VSEPR model does not matter.

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