Orbitals and sigma/pi bonds

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Orbitals and sigma/pi bonds

Postby Jessa Maheras 4F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:45 pm

Hi guys, can sigma bonds and pi bonds only form between atoms with specific orbitals? Why are some atoms able to form pi bonds and others unable to?

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Re: Orbitals and sigma/pi bonds

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:30 pm

We study pi bonds as bonds from unhybridized p orbitals. Sigma bonds can be from s and p orbitals if they are on the same axis. As you can see in this attached link, these are sigma and pi bonds.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view ... 806&sim=11

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Re: Orbitals and sigma/pi bonds

Postby 605208780 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:27 pm

So basically pi bonds are formed because the side-by-side overlap of p orbitals leads to a lower-energy state than if there were no overlap so it depends on the valence electrons of the atoms and the energy state certain bonds create

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