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Quadruple bonds

  1. Jun 5, 2013 #1
    Can carbon form four bonds with another carbon?
     
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  3. Jun 6, 2013 #2

    DrClaude

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    The only possibility for a quadruple bond between two carbon atoms would be the C2 molecule, as no other bonding to additional atoms would be possible. And C2 is only doubly bonded:

    http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Wikitexts/UC_Davis/UCD_Chem_110B/Theories_of_Electronic_Molecular_Structure/Homonuclear_Diatomic_Molecules [Broken]
     
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  5. Jun 7, 2013 #4

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  6. Jun 7, 2013 #5

    DrDu

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    I wouldn't consider this "long-bond" a real bond as it is also much weaker than a true bond. But as it is only a concept you are of course free to do so.
     
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