Sigma and Pi Bonds


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Cytlalli 1B
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Sigma and Pi Bonds

Postby Cytlalli 1B » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:49 pm

How do you know when there is sigma/pi bonding?

Brynne Keyser 1B
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Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

Postby Brynne Keyser 1B » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:56 pm

There is always one sigma bond present in a single bond. In a double bond, there is always one sigma bond and one pi bond. A triple bond consists of one sigma bond and two pi bonds, and so on and so forth.

Hope this helps!

004985802
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Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

Postby 004985802 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:41 pm

by the nature of the bonding/location of electrons and the shape of their orbit

Tiffany Tufenkjian 1E
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Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

Postby Tiffany Tufenkjian 1E » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:47 pm

single bond= sigma bond
double bond= sigma bond + pie bond
triple bond= sigma bond + 2 pie bonds

Jonghwee Park 1K
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Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

Postby Jonghwee Park 1K » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:45 pm

Why are sigma and pi bonds distinguished? More specifically, what makes something a sigma bond and what makes something a pi bond?

Chiara Berruto 1K
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Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

Postby Chiara Berruto 1K » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:02 pm

Jonghwee Park 1K wrote:Why are sigma and pi bonds distinguished? More specifically, what makes something a sigma bond and what makes something a pi bond?


sigma and pi bonds differ in shape and the distribution of electron density.

for more see page 121 of the textbook


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