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Sigma bonds

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:34 pm
by Marsenne Cabral 1A
What do sigma bonds look like on an orbital?

Re: Sigma bonds

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:56 pm
by Marcela Udave 1F
They go head to head.

Re: Sigma bonds

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:15 pm
by Shash Khemka 1K
Sigma bonds can either have an S-S orbital bond, S-P orbital bond, or P-P orbital bond. They connect and overlap end-to-end. The S-S orbital bond looks like a Venn Diagram, the S-P orbital bond looks like a circle overlapping one portion of a dumbbell, and the P-P orbital bond looks like two dumbbells overlapping just by their tips.


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[Drawing on the right is of Pi Bond]

Re: Sigma bonds

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:37 pm
by Anmol_cheema_2F
Sigma bonds overlap side by side.

Re: Sigma bonds

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:39 pm
by Elle_Mendelson_2K
Sigma bonds are about the internuclear axis and overlap on top of one another (like two pancakes) whereas pi bonds interlap side to side like (two vertical rods)

Re: Sigma bonds

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:28 am
by sarahartzell1k
Sigma bonds overlap on top of each other.

Re: Sigma bonds

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:00 pm
by Emily Ng_4C
Sigma bonds are when two orbitals bond at one point, while pi bonds are when two orbitals bond at two points.