Please explain me this part of VSEPR in little detail- "A multiple bond is treated as if it is a single e- pair and the 2 or 3 e- pairs of a multiple bond are treated as a single super pair."

Asked by divyakhare | 14th Sep, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

While determining the geometry of molecule, the two electron pairs of a double bond and three electron pairs of a triple bond, behave like a single bond. The reason is that, they tend to occupy the same region between the two nuclei like a single bond.

Answered by  | 14th Sep, 2010, 08:45: PM

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