Properties of Bonds

There’s some simple facts about different types of bonds that could show up on your exam. Here’s a really nice summary for you: 

Bond Properties Summary

There’s some simple facts about different types of bonds that could show up on your exam. Here’s a really nice summary for you: 

A single bond is made out of a single sigma (σ)-bond; add π-bonds to make double and triple bonds. 

Counting Total Sigma and Pi Bonds

Example: Determine the number of σ-bonds and π-bonds in the following molecule.

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This kind of question shows up on exams often, and it’s an easy one to get right. 

Example: Determine the number of σ-bonds and π-bonds in the following molecule.

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Problem: Rank the following bonds from shortest to longest

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Now you should be a pro at bond lengths and bond strengths. Let’s move onto the next topic.