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

Problem

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

Solution

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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