## Sigma and Pi Bonds

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

Cytlalli 1B
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### Sigma and Pi Bonds

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

Brynne Keyser 1B
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### Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

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!

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### Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

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

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

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### Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

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

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### Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

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