Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 8 - Covalent Bonding - 8 Assessment: 83

Answer

The first Lewis structure is incorrect because hydrogen is shown having four valence electrons (underlined in red). Carbon needs a triple bond.

Work Step by Step

The first Lewis structure is incorrect because hydrogen is shown having four valence electrons (underlined in red). Carbon needs a triple bond.
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