Component Orbitals of pi Bonds

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Component Orbitals of pi Bonds

Postby KDang_1D » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:28 pm

The course outline says we need to be able to "distinguish pi bonds by their component orbitals." What are the component orbitals of pi bonds? Doesn't it depend on each individual molecule's central atom configuration?

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Re: Component Orbitals of pi Bonds

Postby Kyla Grunden 1L » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:05 pm

The component orbitals of pi bonds are p orbitals. The component orbitals of sigma bonds are s orbitals.

Ashley Osorio
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Re: Component Orbitals of pi Bonds

Postby Ashley Osorio » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:08 pm

What does that mean?

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Re: Component Orbitals of pi Bonds

Postby Kyla Grunden 1L » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:11 pm

Component orbitals are simply what orbitals hybridize when a bond is made.


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