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Ch_322a_1.013 - The Structure of Ethane Ethane C2H 6 is the...

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The Structure of Ethane Ethane , C 2 H 6 , is the second member of the alkane family. The four covalent bonds around each carbon are projected towards the corners of a tetrahedron, as in methane. This shape of ethane may be predicted by removing a C-H bond from two methanes and joining the carbons through a C-C bond. C C H H H H H H H H C H H H C H H H This geometry follows from the sp 3 hybridization at each carbon. C C H H H H H H sigma C-C bond The C-C sigma bond results from the in-phase combination of sp 3 orbitals. Each C-H bond is formed from the in-phase combination of an sp 3 orbital at carbon with the hydrogen 1s
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