Sigma and Pi Bonds

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sallina_yehdego 2E
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Sigma and Pi Bonds

Postby sallina_yehdego 2E » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:49 am

Is there a difference in length/distance for sigma and pi bonds?

Tatum Keichline 2B
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Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

Postby Tatum Keichline 2B » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:57 am

A sigma bond is a single bond, a double bond is a sigma and pi, a triple is a sigma and 2 pi. Single is the longest, double is medium-length, and triple is the shortest.

Nicholas Le 4H
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Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

Postby Nicholas Le 4H » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:20 pm

Yes, sigma bonds are longer than pi bonds since pi bonds have a larger electron density and thus have greater attraction between the electrons and the nucleus's protons. Thus, pi bonds are shorter than sigma bonds.

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