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Different Types of Bonds

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:17 pm
by Ramneet Sandhu 3D
Why are all bonds (single, double, and triple) treated as equal in VSEPR?

Re: Different Types of Bonds

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:20 pm
by Gerald Bernal1I
They are treated the same because they are all just an area of electron density no matter the bonds.

Re: Different Types of Bonds

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:06 pm
by Julianna Laurentano 4G
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.