what & how should the bond be formed between CO ?

Asked by  | 18th Sep, 2008, 08:31: PM

Expert Answer:

A carbon-oxygen bond is a covalent bond between carbon and oxygen and one of the most abundant in organic chemistry and biochemistry. Oxygen has 6 valence electrons and prefers to share two electrons in bonding with carbon, leaving the remaining 4 nonbonding electrons in 2 lone pairs.A C-O bond is strongly polarized towards oxygen. There are two covalent bonds and a coordinate covalent bond between the oxygen and carbon atoms.
The molecule's bond length is consistent with a partial triple bond.

Answered by  | 19th Sep, 2008, 08:01: AM

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