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the orbitals

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:45 pm
by Divya Pimparkar 1E
How exactly do the p and s type orbitals align for bonds to form?

Re: the orbitals

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:05 pm
by Amy Lefley 1J
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.