Problem: The compound C3H4 has two double bonds.Describe its bonding and geometry, using a valence bond approach.

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We are asked to describe its bonding and geometry C3H4.


Draw structure: 

C → Group 4A → 3 x 4 valence electrons = 12 ve

H → Group 1A → 1 x 4 valence electrons = 4 ve

Total = 16 ve


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The compound C3H4 has two double bonds.

Describe its bonding and geometry, using a valence bond approach.

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