Sigma/Pi Bonds

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Sigma/Pi Bonds

Postby AnnaTong1E » Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:05 pm

Can someone explain this please? It was mentioned in the lecture today but I didn't really get it

"Sigma bonds refer to hybridized orbitals.
Pi bonds refer to unhybridized orbitals.
Geometry follows hybridization."

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Sigma/Pi Bonds

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:58 pm

Sigma bonds can result from both hybridized atomic orbitals (eg. sp3 and sp3) and unhybridized atomic orbitals (eg. px and px). Sigma refers to one are of interaction between the orbitals, where pi refers to two.

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Re: Sigma/Pi Bonds

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:02 pm

two through space interactions vs. one
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