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sigma and pi bonds

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:50 pm
by Sabrina Ryu 3L
How exactly are sigma and pi bonds different? And could someone explain the different configurations of the bonding?

Re: sigma and pi bonds

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:03 pm
by Catherine Kim 3K
Sigma bond is formed by end-to-end overlap of atomic orbitals while pi bond is formed by side to side overlap of atomic orbitals. Also sigma bonds tend to be stronger than pi bonds.

Re: sigma and pi bonds

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:17 pm
by 405161024
sigma bonds are a single bond and pi bonds are a double bond

Re: sigma and pi bonds

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:23 pm
by Karan Thaker 2L
Sigma bonds also always form first; formation of a pi bond always comes after a sigma bond exists.

Re: sigma and pi bonds

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:33 pm
by CateJensen3K
the maximum number of sigma bonds is one and then every bond after is a pi bond

Re: sigma and pi bonds

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:53 am
by Sophia Fox 4B
Signs bonds are single bonds, they’re stronger, formed end to end, able to rotate. Pi bonds are the other bond(s) of the multiple bond, weaker, more easily breakable, formed side to side, not able to rotate.