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Unformatted text preview: 4 . It may also be written as shown on the right side of the diagram above. The model of methane below shows that each hydrogen atom (white) is an equal distance apart. The black sphere represents a carbon atom. Double and Triple Bonds The outer shells of oxygen atoms have six electrons. They need two additional electrons to become stable. This can be accomplished by sharing two pairs of electrons. In a double bond, two atoms share two pairs of electrons (4 electrons). In a triple bond, 2 atoms share 3 pairs of electrons (6 electrons)....
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