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pi bonds

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:28 pm
by Angela_Kim_1N
When we write the hybridization of pi bonds, why do we only mention the p orbital?

Re: pi bonds

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:12 am
by Megan Yabumoto 3K
When we are looking at the hybridization of pi bonds, we are looking at the electrons found in the outermost shell. We only look at the outermost shell because those are the electrons that undergo bonding/ electron sharing. For the examples we have done so far in class, we have only been looking at diatomic molecules from the p-block because those undergo covalent bonding.