We’re being asked the number of σ and π bonds in the given molecule.
Sigma (σ) bonds are the single bonds in molecules. Also, recall that a double bond is composed of 1 σ bond and 1 π bond and a triple bond is composed of 1 σ bond and 2 π bonds. This means in the given molecule:
How many σ and π bonds are in the molecule?
1. 6 σ ; 1 π
2. 7 σ ; 1 π
3. 5 σ ; 2 π
4. 5 σ ; 1 π
5. 6 σ ; 2 π
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