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How many Pπ-Pπ bond is present in P 4 O 10 ? PLZ EXPLAIN...

How many Pπ-Pπ bond is present in P4O10 ? PLZ EXPLAIN...


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Ashwin Sinha
520 Points
9 years ago

Dear Basit Ali,

U can refer to the following linked PDF file to explore ur answer---



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Ashwin Muralidharan IIT Madras
290 Points
9 years ago

Hi Basit,


first draw the structure of P4O10


(1)all the single bonds will be sigma bonds

(2)if there is a triple or a double bond then one bond out of three will be sigma bond

eg. in ethene H2-C=C-H2

there are 5 sigma bonds four are from the single bonded hydrogen while one is from the double bond.remember even if there is a triple bond then also there is only one sigma bond and rest are pie bonds.

(3)remainining all bonds are pie bonds(except coordinate bonds, which occurs genrally only in Transition Compounds)


Structure of P4O10:


structures of P4O10


So you can see 4 pie bonds.


Best Regards,

Ashwin (IIT Madras).

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