Problem: How many pi bonds are formed when sp3 hybridization occurs in ethene, C2H4?

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We’re being asked to determine thenumber of π bonds in C2H4. For this, we first need to draw the Lewis structure of C2H4. The steps in drawing Lewis structures are as follows:


Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.


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How many pi bonds are formed when sp3 hybridization occurs in ethene, C2H4?