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Sigma V Pi

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:28 pm
by 405404782 Gabriel Rigole 4F
Can some explain the difference between a sigma and pi bond?

Re: Sigma V Pi

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:23 pm
by Drew Myers 4G
Sigma bonds are formed by head to head overlapping orbitals, whereas pi bonds are formed by the lateral overlapping. Additionally, sigma bonds are stronger than pi bonds. Lastly, sigma bonds can be formed between both s and p orbitals whereas pi bonds are mostly formed between p and d orbitals.

Re: Sigma V Pi

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:24 pm
by chemboi
I found this website very helpful in pointing out their differences: https://www.majordifferences.com/2014/1 ... -bond.html

Re: Sigma V Pi

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:27 pm
by SarahCoufal_1k
Dr. Lavelle said he will go over this more in depth on Monday as well

Re: Sigma V Pi

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:30 pm
by Amanda Mei 1B
Sigma bonds form between two atoms along the x-axis, and pi bonds form from p-orbital overlap and connect atoms along the y-axis. Sigma bonds are single bonds, pi bonds are the bonds that form after that.

Re: Sigma V Pi

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:21 pm
by Milisuryani Santoso 1L
Also, regardless of how many bonds you have, there can only be one sigma bond, but possibly multiple pi bonds depending on if its a double or triple bond.