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Sigma bonds are stronger than pi bonds because if you look at the 3D diagram of the orbitals, the heads of the two p orbitals in a sigma bond overlap, where as a pi bond is simply the attraction of two parallel p orbitals. This overlap is why sigma bonds are stronger.
zachary_nhem_4I wrote:Sigma bonds are stronger because the two orbitals overlap, as opposed to a pi bond where the two orbitals are side by side.
This response is correct as the overlapping of two P orbitals causes the stronger force.
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