Posts Tagged ‘Sigma bond’

Stereoelectronic effects galore: bis(trifluoromethyl)trioxide.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Here is a little molecule that can be said to be pretty electron rich. There are lots of lone pairs present, and not a few electron-deficient σ-bonds. I thought it might be fun to look at the stereoelectronic interactions set up in this little system.