carbon has 4 valence electrons it forms 4 covalent bonds why does it not form 1 triple covalent bond and 1 single covalent bond rather than forming 4 single covalent bonds?

Asked by Priya Rai | 12th Oct, 2010, 06:12: PM

Expert Answer:

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Carbon does form a triple bond alongwith single bond. Examples are alkynes, for example C2H2.
H-C≡C-H
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Answered by  | 12th Oct, 2010, 06:32: PM

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