What is the difference and why is it important?

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Adam Kramer 1A
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What is the difference and why is it important?

Postby Adam Kramer 1A » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:52 pm

What is the difference between sigma and pi bonds and why are they important in chemistry? What purpose do these bonds serve in real life chemistry?

Alice Chang 2H
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Re: What is the difference and why is it important?

Postby Alice Chang 2H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:21 am

Honestly didn't know this was a thing until now, but I learned some really cool info from this site and it helped a lot!
Hope it helps too.
https://www.majordifferences.com/2014/10/difference-between-sigma-and-pi-bond.html

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Re: What is the difference and why is it important?

Postby chrisleung-2J » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:10 am

Sigma bonds are always the first bonds to form between atoms, and all the successive bonds are π bonds. I don't know if we'll cover it in this course, but π bonds are important due to how they form (they result from overlapping p orbitals) and their implications for atoms which can engage in this form of bonding.


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