Ethane, with the molecular formula C 2 H 6 has

(a) 6 covalent bonds.

(b) 7 covalent bonds.

(c) 8 covalent bonds.

(d) 9 covalent bonds.

 

Answer:

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In ethane there are six C-H bonds and one C-C bond. Hence, ethane has 7 covalent bonds.

So, the correct answer is (b) -  7 covalent bonds.

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