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    Chemistry: Double Bonds, Carbon Nitrogen Triple Bonds

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    Explain why only certain elements can form double bonds to themselves. Why can only C and N form triple bonds to themselves?

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    This can be explained on the basis of valence bond theory and molecular orbital theory. The number of bonds formed by each element depends upon the number of outermost electrons ...

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    The response discusses how certain elements can only form bonds to themselves.