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What does it mean when two atoms in a molecule are connamed by a “triple hand”? Write the Lewis structure of a molecule containing a triple bond.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The number of electrons involved when two atoms in a molecule are connected by a “triple bond” is to be stated and the Lewis structure of the molecule containing double bond is to be drawn.

Concept Introduction:

The bond formed when electrons are being shared by the atoms is called covalent bond. The bond involving two valence electrons is known as single bond. The bond involving four valence electrons is known as double bond. The bond involving six valence electrons is known as triple bond.

The representation of an element along with its valence electrons is referred to as Lewis symbol or Electron Dot Symbol. The electrons which are present in valence shell are represented by dots around the symbol of an element. The Lewis structure exhibits the connection between atoms.

Explanation

The bond formed when electrons are being shared by the atoms is called covalent bond. The bond involving three valence electrons is known as triple bond.

For example: Dinitrogen is a molecule in which the nitrogen atoms are joined by triple bond.

Total valence electrons in N2 is calculated as shown below.

Totalvalenceelectrons=nValenceelectronsinN

Where,

  • n is the number of atoms.

Substitute the values of n, valence electrons of N in the above expression

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