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Bond dissociation energy for the C-C sigma bond

Explain why the bond dissociation energy for the C-C sigma bond in propane is lower than the BDE for the C-C bond in propene.

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The most common type of covalent bond is the single bond, the sharing of only one pair of electrons between two individual atoms. All bonds with more than one shared pair are called multiple covalent bonds. The sharing of two pairs is called a double bond and the sharing of three pairs is called a triple bond. An example of a double bond is nitrous acid (between N ...

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