Relationship between Sigma and Pi bondss

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Melissa_Aguirre1J
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Relationship between Sigma and Pi bondss

Postby Melissa_Aguirre1J » Thu May 31, 2018 12:35 am

Why can't there be two sigma bonds and a pi bond in a triple bond?

Jocelyn Fermin1J
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Re: Relationship between Sigma and Pi bondss

Postby Jocelyn Fermin1J » Thu May 31, 2018 4:27 pm

Hi Melissa,
I believe it is because sigma bonds can't overlap one another. There can be 2 Pi bonds because they are 90 degrees from each other and don't overlap
and just a reminder to follow these rules too:
single covalent bond has -1 sigma bond
Double covalent bond has- 1 sigma bond and 1 pi bond
triple covalent bond has-1 sigma bond and 2 pi bond
Hope this helps!

AlyssaRivera
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Re: Relationship between Sigma and Pi bondss

Postby AlyssaRivera » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:00 pm

I believe there can only be one sigma bond in both double and triple bonds.


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