Show me the electron dot structure of CH2(Methylene).Also show the bonding.(2 or 3 marks)



Asked by dr.sudhiguptajdmd74 | 23rd Jul, 2019, 09:18: AM

Expert Answer:

Carbenes: These are an electron deficient species with 6 electrons.

a. Triplet: They have 2 unpaired electrons in 2 different orbitals.
               They may be either linear or bent, i.e. sp or sp2 hybridized, respectively.
b. Singlet: They have two paired electrons in a single orbital.
                Singlet carbenes are spin-paired and adopt a sp2 hybrid structure

Answered by Ramandeep | 23rd Jul, 2019, 10:54: AM