Problem: How many sigma bonds and pi bonds are in there in each of the following molecules.

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To count the sigma and pi bonds: 

  • 1 single bond → 1 sigma bond
  • 1 double bond → 1 sigma bond + 1 pi bond
  • 1 triple bond → 1 sigma bond + 2 pi bonds


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How many sigma bonds and pi bonds are in there in each of the following molecules.


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