In what ways are double and triple covalent bonds different from single covalent bonds?
Solution 16E Step 1 of 3 When two atoms doesn’t reach the octet they need for their stability by forming a single covalent bond, they can share other couple of electrons by forming multiple bonds. In double bond two atoms share two couple of electrons. In triple bonds two atoms share three couple of electrons. Step 2 of 3 In the example below we can see the formation of the O molecu2. The two Oxygen atoms are both surrounded by six electrons because Oxygen belongs to the group VI A of the periodic table. If they shared a single electron pair, none of the two atoms of Oxygens would reach the octet. So they share another pair of electrons, thus forming a double bond.