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Solution: Label all bonds in HCN using the sigma σ and πpi notation followed by the type of overlapping orbitals.

Solution: Label all bonds in HCN using the sigma σ and πpi notation followed by the type of overlapping orbitals.

Problem

Label all bonds in HCN using the σ and π notation followed by the type of overlapping orbitals.

Solution

We can start by drawing the Lewis structure of HCN molecule. There are three atoms in the molecule: Hydrogen, Carbon and Nitrogen. These belong to groups 1A, 4A and 5A, respectively. We can draw structure by calculating total valence electrons in the molecule.


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