Hybridization/Hybrid Orbitals of Pi Bonds

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

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Hybridization/Hybrid Orbitals of Pi Bonds

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

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

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.