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

Jul 1, 2017

In $\text{cresol}$, $\text{methylhydroxybenzene........}$ or $\text{methyl phenol}$?

#### Explanation:

We gots isomeric ${C}_{6} {H}_{4} \left(C {H}_{3}\right) O H$

Now I count......

$3 \times C - C$ $\pi - \text{bonds}$, and

$7 \times C - C$ $\sigma - \text{bonds}$, and

$7 \times C - H$ $\sigma - \text{bonds}$, and

$1 \times C - O$ $\sigma - \text{bonds}$, and

$1 \times O - H$ $\sigma - \text{bonds}$.

So that is $3 \times \pi \text{-bonds}$, and $16 \times \sigma - \text{bonds}$. Do you agree?