Problem: How many pairs of electrons are share in the following types of covalent bonds?a. single bondb. double bondc. triple bond

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The number of pi and sigma bonds varies depending on the type of bond.

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  • Single bond: 1 sigma bond
  • Double bond: 1 sigma + 1 pi bond
  • Triple Bond: 1 sigma + 2 pi bond


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How many pairs of electrons are share in the following types of covalent bonds?
a. single bond
b. double bond
c. triple bond

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