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Steven S. Zumdahl
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Steven S. Zumdahl
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Textbook Problem

What are three-centered bonds?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The concept of three-centered bond is to be explained.

Concept introduction: In a three center two-electron bonds, two electrons are shared by three atoms.

To explain: The concept of three-centered bond.

Explanation

Explanation

The three-centered bond is of two types,

  • Three center two-electron bonds.
  • Three center four-electron bonds.

In a three center two-electron bonds, two electrons are shared by three atoms whereas in three center four-electron bonds, four electrons are shared by three atoms.

Example of three center two-electron bonds,

Diborane (B2

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