number of shared bonds in ethers

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Elizabeth Hoang 2C
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number of shared bonds in ethers

Postby Elizabeth Hoang 2C » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:47 pm

For an ether function group, is the oxygen allowed to have double or triple bonds with one of the two carbons? Or is it only allowed to have single bonds with the carbons?
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Nicholas Codallos 4C
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Re: number of shared bonds in ethers

Postby Nicholas Codallos 4C » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:06 pm

It can only have single bonds with the carbons, my guess would be because if it gets a double or triple bond with one of the carbons that changes the formal charge of oxygen which could change the function of the molecule so they would classify it as something else.


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