single vs. double/triple bonds

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Aashka Popat 1A
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single vs. double/triple bonds

Postby Aashka Popat 1A » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:03 pm

Why are double/triple bonds treated as a single region of electron concentration in the VSEPR model?

Sidharth D 1E
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Re: single vs. double/triple bonds

Postby Sidharth D 1E » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:07 pm

The two electron pairs that are in a double bond stay together and repel other bonds or lone pairs together as a unit. The same goes for triple bonds and that is why they are considered as a single region of electron density in VSEPR.

ckilkeary 2G
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Re: single vs. double/triple bonds

Postby ckilkeary 2G » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:09 pm

Each bond, whether single or multiple, just acts together as a single unit of high electron concentration repelling other bonds or lone pairs. Because of this, in our VSEPR model we treat all the types of bonds the same in counting regions of electron concentration.

Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I
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Re: single vs. double/triple bonds

Postby Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:23 pm

Like the above reply, the bonded electrons stay together. At the same time, they're delocalized.

Maika Ngoie 1B
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Re: single vs. double/triple bonds

Postby Maika Ngoie 1B » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:29 pm

In comparison to their interaction with the lone pairs of bonding pairs of other atoms, they stay together as the lone pairs cause repulsion


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