Ionic bond --> sigma and pi bonds

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Chloe Alviz 1E
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Ionic bond --> sigma and pi bonds

Postby Chloe Alviz 1E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:04 pm

In the textbook, it says that all single covalent bonds are sigma bonds. If this is the case, how would we define the bond for an ionic compound such as NaCl?

Manav Govil 1B
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Re: Ionic bond --> sigma and pi bonds

Postby Manav Govil 1B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm

Sigma bonds are formed when two molecules share electrons. Ionic bonds do not share electrons - but exchange them. Therefore, bonds such as NaCl do not form sigma bonds.

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Re: Ionic bond --> sigma and pi bonds

Postby Nikita Patra 3J » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:25 pm

Sigma bonds are formed by the overlapping of orbitals, while ionic compounds are formed with the exchange of electrons. So an ionic bond is essentially an electrostatic attraction.

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Re: Ionic bond --> sigma and pi bonds

Postby Nathan Nakaguchi 1G » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:32 pm

Sigma and Pi bonds are overlapping of orbitals/ sharing electrons. Ionic bonds do not share electrons, so they do not include sigma or pi bonds.

Aarushi Solanki 4F
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Re: Ionic bond --> sigma and pi bonds

Postby Aarushi Solanki 4F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:28 pm

Sigma or pi bonds are not formed in an ionic compound because sigma and pi bonds are the result of the sharing (and therefore overlapping) of electrons in only covalent compounds.

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Re: Ionic bond --> sigma and pi bonds

Postby Mariah » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:45 pm

Chloe Alviz 3F wrote:In the textbook, it says that all single covalent bonds are sigma bonds. If this is the case, how would we define the bond for an ionic compound such as NaCl?


Sigma and Pi bonds are only present in covalent bonds, as you said above.

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Re: Ionic bond --> sigma and pi bonds

Postby RichBollini4G » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:11 pm

Chloe Alviz 3F wrote:In the textbook, it says that all single covalent bonds are sigma bonds. If this is the case, how would we define the bond for an ionic compound such as NaCl?

It would just be defined as an ionic bond.

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Re: Ionic bond --> sigma and pi bonds

Postby Ayushi2011 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:13 am

Ionic bonds don't form sigma bonds, it is only for shared electrons.

Aarushi Solanki 4F
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Re: Ionic bond --> sigma and pi bonds

Postby Aarushi Solanki 4F » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:46 pm

NaCl is an ionic compound and therefore doesn't involve the sharing of electrons. So, there is no bond formed because a bond is the overlapping of orbitals.


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