Pi bonds


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Cam Bear 2F
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Pi bonds

Postby Cam Bear 2F » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:38 pm

Hi guys! So I'm a little confused on pi bonds. Are they just the overlapping of unhybridized p orbitals? Thanks!

David Minasyan 1C
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Re: Pi bonds

Postby David Minasyan 1C » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:53 pm

Yes (at least that's the way I understand it).

Justin Lau 1D
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Re: Pi bonds

Postby Justin Lau 1D » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:30 pm

Actually overlapping bonds usually refers to sigma bonds. Pi bonds are really orbitals that are side by side.

Julia Meno 1D
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Re: Pi bonds

Postby Julia Meno 1D » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:41 pm

Pi bonds result from multiple bonds (double, triple, etc.), aka unhybridized oribtals. They're unhybridized because hybridization only takes into account regions of e- density, so the 2nd or 3rd bond doesn't "count" when calculating hybridization. Pi bonds bond on either side of the internuclear axis, so they can't be rotated or else that would completely change the molecular structure.

Hope that helps :)

Jasmin Tran 1J
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Re: Pi bonds

Postby Jasmin Tran 1J » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:53 pm

Pi bonds are basically 2 orbitals that overlap side by side. They also do not allow bound atoms to rotate and have e- density on each side of the internuclear axis.


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