Problem: Consider the Lewis structure for glycine, the simplest amino acid:What is the total number of σ bonds in the entire molecule, and what is the total number of π bonds?

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We are asked to identify the total number of σ bonds in the entire molecule, and what is the total number of π bonds


Single bonds → 1 σ bonds 

Double bond → 1 σ bonds + 1  π bonds

Triple bond → 1 σ bonds + 2 π bonds


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Consider the Lewis structure for glycine, the simplest amino acid:

What is the total number of σ bonds in the entire molecule, and what is the total number of π bonds?

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