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What type of bond is cyanogen chloride?


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November 19, 2009 2:19AM

Cyanogen chloride is a molecule consisting of three atoms. There is a central carbon atom, with a nitrogen triple-bonded on one side and a chlorine single-bonded on the other side. The angle between the two bonds is 180 degrees, making this a linear molecule. The C-N triple bond consists of a sigma bond and two pi bonds, while the C-Cl single bond consists of one sigma bond. The central carbon is sp-hybridized.