Sigma/pi bond: orbitals

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Sigma/pi bond: orbitals

Postby rkang00 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:45 am

When forming pi or sigma bonds, does it matter which orbitals are used? As in, can only an s & p orbital form sigma and p&p form pi bonds? (it's just a theoretical example)

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Re: Sigma/pi bond: orbitals

Postby Sydni Stewart » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:09 am

If i'm not mistaken, sigma bonds can be the overlap (or hybridization) of various bonds. For example s&s or s&p or even s&d. But pi bonds are the the overlapping of p&p exclusively

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