Question #74d95

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Feb 19, 2017

Answer:

Ethane has 14 valence electrons.

Explanation:

The formula of ethane is #"C"_2"H"_6#.

Each #"C"# atom has 4 valence electrons and each #"H"# atom has 1 valence electron.

∴ A molecule of #"C"_2"H"_6# has #2×4 + 6×1= 8 + 6 = 14# valence electrons.

You can count them in the structure of ethane.

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Each line represents a bond (a pair of electrons).

The 7 bonds contain 14 valence electrons.