## Sigma and Pi Bonds

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

Donna Nguyen 2L
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### Sigma and Pi Bonds

What's the difference between a sigma bond and a pi bond?

aishwarya_atmakuri
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### Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

Sigma bond is the first bond that is formed and it the overlapping of two orbitals. Pi bonds are all the remaining bonds and they are formed by side by side orbitals.

christabellej 1F
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### Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

Sigma bonds also allow for rotation. Pi bonds do not allow for rotations. Pi bonds are also broken first and are weaker because the side-to-side overlap does not allow for as much overlap as the end-to-end overlap found in sigma bonds.

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### Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

Sigma bonds are also made from hybridized orbitals, whereas pi bonds are made only from leftover p orbitals.

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### Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

Sigma bonds can be rotated amongst their axises & orbitals, while pi bongs cannot. Sigma bonds are always formed first before the pi bonds, signifying why a single bond only has one sigma bond and no pi bonds. However with double and triple bonds, there is only one sigma bond and two pi bonds.

Emily Vainberg 1D
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### Re: Sigma and Pi Bonds

Sigma bonds are the only bonds present when there is a single bond. As the number of bonds increase, then you start using pi bonds. For example a triple bond has one sigma bond and two pi bonds. Also, the atoms can't rotate if there are pi bonds present since they are stronger and can't break apart.