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Pi bonds

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:28 pm
by sylvie_1D
Hi, do Pi bonds only include the P orbital?

Re: Pi bonds

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:39 pm
by jadam_1E
Hi sylvie,
I know that a pi bond could also occur as a result of an overlap between orbitals that includes a hybridized orbital such as sp2 or sp3.

Re: Pi bonds

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:26 pm
by Chem_Mod
pi bonds are bonds that are formed by orbital overlap at 2 different nodes. This can be between p and p, sometimes between p and d.

Re: Pi bonds

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:46 pm
by 204765696
If the atom has more than three valence electrons in its outer shell, three of the electron orbitals hybridize and one of the p orbitals remains unhybridized. It is the unhybridized p orbitals that then form pi bonds for double bonding. Just as with the sp2 hybrids, the unhybridized electrons can then form pi bonds.