Double and Triple Bonds

Double and Triple Bonds - Double and Triple Bonds The outer...

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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). A Shorthand Method for Drawing Covalent Bonds
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Straight lines can be used to represent a covalent bond between two atoms. A single line is used to represent a single bond, two lines are used to represent a double bond and three lines represent a triple bond. Some single, double, and triple bonds are shown below. Valence and Valence Electrons Valence electrons are those in the outer shell (valence shell). The number of bonds that an atom can form is determined by the number of electrons in its valence shell. This number is often called its valence. Hydrogen forms 1 bond, oxygen forms 2 bonds, and carbon forms four. Some elements may form different numbers of bonds. For
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