Recall that sigma bonds are head-to-head overlap and pi bonds are side-by-side overlap.
We will do the following steps to solve the problem:
Step 1: Calculate the total valence electrons
Step 2: Draw the Lewis Structure
Step 3: Determine the number of sigma and pi bonds
How many sigma and pi bonds does this molecule have?
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