Why do triple bonds form?

1 Answer
Oct 31, 2016

All atoms want an fill valence shell, or octet.


Since all atoms want the feeling of having 8 electrons or being in the same state of a noble gas, they will interact and bond with other elements to do so. Sometimes a single, double, or triple bond is needed to transfer the electrons, for example, HCN.

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You can see here that this covalent bond satisfies all atoms by sharing the electrons to obtain a full 8 or complete valence shell (2 electrons in the case of Hydrogen).

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