Hybridization/Hybrid Orbitals of Pi Bonds


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Isa Samad 1L
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Hybridization/Hybrid Orbitals of Pi Bonds

Postby Isa Samad 1L » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:55 pm

Doest the hybridization of a pi bond also ultilize an un-used p orbital? For example, would the pi bond in CN- have a composition of
π(C 2p, N 2p)?

ConnorThomas2E
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Re: Hybridization/Hybrid Orbitals of Pi Bonds

Postby ConnorThomas2E » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:10 pm

I believe so. I don't think you can use hybrid orbitals for pi bonds, and it would therefore have to come from the p orbital.

Akshay Anand
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Re: Hybridization/Hybrid Orbitals of Pi Bonds

Postby Akshay Anand » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:15 pm

Yes it does. The hybridized p orbitals are used for the formation of sigma bonds, while the leftover unhybridized p orbital(s) are used for pi bonds.


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