# Question #58f1d

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May 5, 2015

Since you didn't specify which compound that has that molecular formula you're interested in, I'll show you how to find the number of pi bonds for **hexamethylbenzene**.

All you really need to do in order to find the number of pi or sigma bonds a molecule has is to take a look at its Lewis structure.

Here's how the Lewis structure for hexamethylbenzene looks like

Notice that the molecule has **3 double bonds**. Each double bond actually consists of a sigma and a pi bond, so that means that you have a total of **3 pi bonds**, one from every double bond, present in the molecule.

When trying to figure out how many pi bonds a molecule has, keep in mind that

*Each***double bond***contains 1 sigma and 1 pi bond;**Each***triple bond***contains 1 sigma and 2 pi bonds.*