How many kinds of B-H bonds are there in B2H6. Explain.

Asked by shobhit_dc | 16th Jan, 2012, 11:21: AM

Expert Answer:

The bonds between boron and the terminal hydrogen atoms are conventional 2-center, 2-electron covalent bonds. In the bonding between the boron atoms and the bridging hydrogen atoms
The bridging hydrogen atoms provide one electron each. Thus the B2H2 ring is held together by four electrons, an example of 3-center 2-electron bonding.

Answered by  | 16th Jan, 2012, 05:25: PM

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