the orbitals

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Divya Pimparkar 1E
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the orbitals

Postby Divya Pimparkar 1E » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:45 pm

How exactly do the p and s type orbitals align for bonds to form?

Amy Lefley 1J
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Re: the orbitals

Postby Amy Lefley 1J » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:05 pm

A sigma bond is formed by two orbitals, each with one electron that interacts end to end. A pi bond on the other hand, is also formed by two orbitals, each with one electron that overlap side-by-side. Therefore the difference between a sigma and pi bond is that a sigma aligns end to end, while a pi aligns side by side.


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