Problem: The most stable forms of the nonmetals in groups 4A, 5A, and 6A of the first period are molecules with multiple bonds. Beginning with the second-period, the most stable forms of the nonmetals of these groups are molecules without multiple bonds. Propose an explanation based on valence bond theory for this observation.

FREE Expert Solution
89% (89 ratings)
Problem Details

The most stable forms of the nonmetals in groups 4A, 5A, and 6A of the first period are molecules with multiple bonds. Beginning with the second-period, the most stable forms of the nonmetals of these groups are molecules without multiple bonds. Propose an explanation based on valence bond theory for this observation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory concept. You can view video lessons to learn Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory. Or if you need more Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory practice, you can also practice Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion Theory practice problems.