Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 9 - Covalent Bonding: Orbitals - Exercises - Page 446: 33


There are 33 $\sigma$ and 9 $\pi$ bonds.

Work Step by Step

Based on the diagram given, indigo consists of 33 bonds, 9 of which are double bonds and the rest single bonds. Because every single bond is a $\sigma$ bond, and every double bond consists of 1 $\sigma$ and 1 $\pi$ bond, adding the bond counts gives a total of 33 $\sigma$ and 9 $\pi$ bonds.
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