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4.46

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:21 pm
by Marcela Udave 1F
4.46 Describe the structure of the formamide molecule, HCONH2, in terms of hybrid orbitals, bond angles, and sigma and pi bonds. The C atom is bonded to one H atom, a terminal O atom, and the N atom. The N atom is also bonded to two H atoms.

Do you get the sigma and pi bonds for the entire molecule or just for the central atom?

Re: 4.46

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:54 pm
by KylieY_3B
I believe it's for the entire molecule.

Re: 4.46

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:02 pm
by Marcela Udave 1F
KylieY_3B wrote:I believe it's for the entire molecule.


Okay! Thank you!

Re: 4.46

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:35 am
by Vanadium Wang 4H
Like the similar problem 4.45, the question asks you to find the sigma and pi bonds for the entire molecule.

Re: 4.46

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:46 am
by Nathan Tran 4K
As stated before, you will need to find the total sigma and pi bonds in the molecule. This will involve counting the single bonds for sigma bonds and characterizing the excess bonds as pi bonds.