Hybridization and molecular shape


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Jaedyn_Birchmier3F
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Hybridization and molecular shape

Postby Jaedyn_Birchmier3F » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:10 pm

In lecture, professor Lavelle was talking about how pi bonds are different than sigma bonds because they do not rotate a certain way so the positions of the atoms are locked. What does this do in particular to specific molecular shapes?

Mahir_Hasan2C
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Re: Hybridization and molecular shape

Postby Mahir_Hasan2C » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:12 pm

Bonds don't affect the shape, they just affect the rotation.

Tony Chung 2I
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Re: Hybridization and molecular shape

Postby Tony Chung 2I » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:27 pm

lone pairs affect the shape

Timothy_Yueh_4L
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Re: Hybridization and molecular shape

Postby Timothy_Yueh_4L » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:07 pm

What Dr. Lavelle was referring to in class were that pi bonds are formed by the overlap of electron densities that are perpendicular to the sigma bond. Because of their orientation, they are extremely limited in their movement unable to rotate like a single sigma bond. Due to this it results in different cis and trans structures which results in different molecular position.


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