How many pi bonds are there in a triple bond?

1 Answer
Feb 27, 2017

#1sigma + 2pi#

There are 2 pi bonds.


A chemical (covalent) bond is always made of one sigma bond. They then can have extra pi bonds around the central sigma bond, forming double or triple bonds.

A double bond will have a sigma and a pi bond: #1sigma + 1pi#

A triple bond would have #1sigma + 2pi#

A quadruple bond would have #1sigma + 3pi#, and so on.