Double Bonds in VSEPR

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Emilee Hosking 1D
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Double Bonds in VSEPR

Postby Emilee Hosking 1D » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:43 pm

If a molecule has double bonds is there any difference in the way that we draw the VSEPR model? Would it be the same as one with only single bonds?

Iris Bai 2K
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Re: Double Bonds in VSEPR

Postby Iris Bai 2K » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:46 pm

If there's a double bond you should still draw the double bond in the VSEPR model, but it would not change the shape.

Manu Vohra 1L
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Re: Double Bonds in VSEPR

Postby Manu Vohra 1L » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:47 pm

Regardless of whether the bond is single, double, or triple, it is still one region of electron density. Therefore, there are no changes made to the VSEPR model.

sarahartzell1A
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Re: Double Bonds in VSEPR

Postby sarahartzell1A » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:51 pm

The double bond will still be considered one area of electron density so there is no difference in the model.

Aj1156
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Re: Double Bonds in VSEPR

Postby Aj1156 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:15 pm

When using the VSEPR model, you want to take into account regions of electron density. So if you have 4 atoms surrounding a central atom and one of the atoms has a double bond you would still have 4 regions of electron density, not 5.

Javier_Ochoa_DIS_3J
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Re: Double Bonds in VSEPR

Postby Javier_Ochoa_DIS_3J » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:02 pm

Single, double, and triple bonds are all the same when it comes to the molecular shape.


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