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Overlap of one sp2 hybrid orbital on each atom to form a sigma bond and a p orbital on each atom to form a pi bond.

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Overlap of one sp3 hybrid orbital on each atom to form a sigma bond.

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Overlap of 1 sp orbital on each carbon forms a sigma bond plus an overlap of two p orbitals forms two pi bonds for a total of three bonds.

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Is C2H2 covalent or ionic?

covalent, generally only metals non metal form ionic substances, therefore carbon and hydrogen are covalent. C2H2 is acetylene, ethyne and has a carbon carbon triple bond.


Compound that contains a double or a triple covalent bond?

Ethene, also called ethylene, is the simplest compound with a double covalent bond, and ethyne, also called acetylene, is the simples compound with a triple covalent bond.


What piece of information do you need to determine whether a molecule is an alkyne or an alkene?

An alkyne contains a carbon-carbon triple bond while an alkene contains a carbon-carbon double bond.


Is ethyne nonpolar?

Yes. The triple bond between the two carbon atoms in an ethyne molecule is totally nonpolar, and the bonds between carbon and hydrogen are generally considered non polar also even though they have a slight polar character. Note, however, that the carbon to hydrogen bonds are sufficiently polar to react with very strong bases to produce C2-2 anions such as those in calcium carbide.


Why is ethene the smallest unsaturated hydrocarbon molecule?

Ethene may not be the smallest what about ethyne? Ethene, ethylene, is C2H4 Unsaturated hydrocarbon molecules contain double or triple bonds. The smallest will either be ethene C2H4 with one double bond, or ethyne , acetylene, HCCH with one triple bond. Ethyne wins, it has 2 less hydrogen atoms making it the LIGHTEST. Look at the structures in wikipedia and work out which is physically the smallest. I still go with ethyne. Wikipedia Ethene Wikipedia Ethyne

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Can carbon only form single bonds?

No. Benzene (C6H6) is a base for very many carbocyclic compounds. It contains six carbon atoms in a hexagon. The bonds between the carbon atoms are alternately single and double. The fourth is with the hydrogen. Acetylen (C2H2) jas a triple carbon-to-carbon bond.


What is the name of an organic compound that contains carbon hydrogen and at least one triple covalent bond?

Unsaturated when there is at least one double or triple bond between 2 carbon atoms.


Is c2h2 is covalence?

covalent, generally only metals non metal form ionic substances, therefore carbon and hydrogen are covalent. C2H2 is acetylene, ethyne and has a carbon carbon triple bond.


Is C2H2 covalent or ionic?

covalent, generally only metals non metal form ionic substances, therefore carbon and hydrogen are covalent. C2H2 is acetylene, ethyne and has a carbon carbon triple bond.


What is the molecular formula of a compound that has a mass of 54 and an empirical formula of c2h2?

This is a hydrocarbon called Acetylene (IUPAC name : Ethyne). It contains two carbon atoms joined with a triple bond, and 2 hydrogen atoms connected to the two carbon atoms with a single bond. Its structure : H-C≡C-H


Compound that contains a double or a triple covalent bond?

Ethene, also called ethylene, is the simplest compound with a double covalent bond, and ethyne, also called acetylene, is the simples compound with a triple covalent bond.


What makes carbon chain unsaturated?

if it contains double or triple bond


What is the name of the compound ch3c triple bond cch2ch2ch3?

Ethyne :) (...ane is a single bond, ...ene is a double bond, ...yne is a triple bond)


What piece of information do you need to determine whether a molecule is an alkyne or an alkene?

An alkyne contains a carbon-carbon triple bond while an alkene contains a carbon-carbon double bond.


Which of these chemicals contains a carbon-carbon double bond?

Organic compounds can have carbon-carbon double bonds.


Is ethyne nonpolar?

Yes. The triple bond between the two carbon atoms in an ethyne molecule is totally nonpolar, and the bonds between carbon and hydrogen are generally considered non polar also even though they have a slight polar character. Note, however, that the carbon to hydrogen bonds are sufficiently polar to react with very strong bases to produce C2-2 anions such as those in calcium carbide.


Why is ethene the smallest unsaturated hydrocarbon molecule?

Ethene may not be the smallest what about ethyne? Ethene, ethylene, is C2H4 Unsaturated hydrocarbon molecules contain double or triple bonds. The smallest will either be ethene C2H4 with one double bond, or ethyne , acetylene, HCCH with one triple bond. Ethyne wins, it has 2 less hydrogen atoms making it the LIGHTEST. Look at the structures in wikipedia and work out which is physically the smallest. I still go with ethyne. Wikipedia Ethene Wikipedia Ethyne