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    When working out bond angles, I know you count a double bond as 1 bond not 2. So what happens if you have a single bond and a dative covalent bond, or a double bond and a dative covalent bond to the same atom. Do you count it as 1 area of electron density like you would with a normal double bond?
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    A dative covalent bond is the same as one single bond :yep:
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    A dative covalent bond is the same as one single bond :yep:
    So if you had 1 dative covalent bond and 1 single bond from one atom to another, would you count that as 1 area of negative charge or 2?
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    (Original post by BrokenS0ulz)
    So if you had 1 dative covalent bond and 1 single bond from one atom to another, would you count that as 1 area of negative charge or 2?
    I see what you're getting at now. Something like CO, which has a double bond and a dative bond between two atoms? That's exactly the same as having 1 triple bond. And you count multiple bonds and single bonds the same for determining shape - they both count as one area of negative charge
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    I see what you're getting at now. Something like CO, which has a double bond and a dative bond between two atoms? That's exactly the same as having 1 triple bond. And you count multiple bonds and single bonds the same for determining shape - they both count as one area of negative charge
    Yes that's what I meant thanks!
 
 
 
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