How do electrons repel each other in multiple bonds?

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May 24, 2017

Answer:

Your premises are mistaken..........

Explanation:

A typical #C-C# bond is #1.54xx10^-10*m# long; a #C=C# bond is #1.45xx10^-10*m# long; a #C-=C# bond is #1.38xx10^-10*m# long.

The more electrons between the carbon nuclei, the closer they can approach each other WITHOUT internuclear repulsion. And the average bond enthalpies reflect this interaction; certainly this is observed for #C-=C#, #""^(-)C-=O^+#, and #N-=N# bonds.

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