What kind of bond is there between carbons in #H_2C_2#?

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Jan 9, 2017

Answer:

The bond between the carbon atoms in the compound #"H"_2"C"_2"#, or #"C"_2"H"_2"#, is a triple covalent bond.

Explanation:

#"C"_2"H"_2"# is called ethyne (systematic name) or acetylene (common name). Ethyne contains two triple bonded carbon atoms, as indicated by the suffix (-yne).

The diagram below represents the structural formula for #"C"_2"H"_2"#. Each line represents a covalent bond.
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