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Namie Fotion-1E
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Postby Namie Fotion-1E » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:10 pm

So this homework problem asked what hybridizations exist with pi and sigma bonds. The answers said that the sigma bonds for a C-C double bond was 2sp3, which I understand. But then it said that the pi bond is 2p. Why is that? Does the pi bond have to be the first orbital in 2p? Can it not be 2s?

Ismail 1F
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Postby Ismail 1F » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:03 pm

Well a pi bond forms when there is overlap of p orbitals, would not work with s orbital.

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