How many, and of what type are the #sigma# and #pi-"bonds"# in #2-"methylphenol"#?

1 Answer
Jul 1, 2017

Answer:

In #"cresol"#, #"methylhydroxybenzene........"# or #"methyl phenol"#?

Explanation:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cresol

We gots isomeric #C_6H_4(CH_3)OH#

Now I count......

#3xxC-C# #pi-"bonds"#, and

#7xxC-C# #sigma-"bonds"#, and

#7xxC-H# #sigma-"bonds"#, and

#1xxC-O# #sigma-"bonds"#, and

#1xxO-H# #sigma-"bonds"#.

So that is #3xxpi"-bonds"#, and #16xxsigma-"bonds"#. Do you agree?