Organic Chemistry

Structures and Nomenclature

Can carbon form more than one π-bond?

Yes, if two carbon atoms form one σ and two π bonds (for a total of three bonds, known as a triple bond), the group is called an alkyne. The simplest alkyne is acetylene (C2H2). Welding torches use a combination of oxygen and acetylene to reach temperatures of over 6000 °F (3300 °C).



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