Is Methane a Single or Double Bond

The methane, CH4, molecule composition shows single covalent bonds. Covalent bonding entails electrons being exchanged. The four hydrogen atoms share one electron each with the carbon atom in the methane molecule.

Hydrogen atoms have a bond angle of 109 degrees, giving a tetrahedral geometry to the molecule. The strength of the methane molecule’s carbon hydrogen covalent bond is one of the strongest of all hydrocarbons, and so its use as a chemical feedstock is minimal.

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