Problem: How many σ and π pi bonds are there in each molecule: ethane (C2H6), ethylene (C2H4), and acetylene (C2H2)?

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How many σ and π bonds are there in each molecule: ethane (C2H6), ethylene (C2H4), and acetylene (C2H2)?

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