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Double and triple bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:39 pm
by 504939134
I know that double and triple bonds are not considered double or triple regions of electron density, but why? Why do we not count them as such?

Re: Double and triple bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:54 pm
by Robert Cross 1A
Because the bonding pairs in the double/triple bond are sharing the same region of electron density around the same two positive poles, the pairs are forced to occupy the same region of electron density.

Re: Double and triple bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:55 pm
by JOtomo1F
I believe this is because even though there are multiple bonds, it is still in a single region and is therefore considered to be a single region of electron density.

Re: Double and triple bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:58 pm
by Angelo Mapalo 4E
Double and triple bonds aren't considered because the VSEPR model focuses on the regions of electron concentration. Each bond, whether single or multiple, acts as a single unit when counting regions of high electron concentration.

Re: Double and triple bonds

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:08 pm
by Grecia Velasco 1G
Multiple bonds are still considered one region of electron density.