sigma and pi bonds

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Elyssa Smith 4B
Posts: 58
Joined: Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:22 am

sigma and pi bonds

Postby Elyssa Smith 4B » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:56 am

How can you figure out the hybridization of sigma and pi bonds? How do the hybridization's differ if something is double bonded and has sigma and pi bonds?

Posts: 54
Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:17 am

Re: sigma and pi bonds

Postby 905416023 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:46 pm

Hybridization depends on the # of regions of electron density. 2 regions of electron density = sp hybridization. 3 regions of electron density = sp2 hybridization. 4 regions of electron density = sp3 hybridization. 5 regions of electron density = sp3d hybridization. 6 regions of electron density = sp3d2 hybridization. And you just put the row # in front of the s. So if it's in row 2 it would be 2sp.

Amina Durrani 3G
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:16 am

Re: sigma and pi bonds

Postby Amina Durrani 3G » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:20 pm

If something is double bonded, then the sigma bond has sp^(number of electron density) hybridization, and the pi bond has p hybridization (ex 2p, with 2 being the row number), since in pi bonds, p orbitals are overlapping.

Posts: 63
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:15 am

Re: sigma and pi bonds

Postby DMuth_1J » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:22 pm

I thought hybridization was reliant upon the number of bonds, not just the electron density. Do lone pairs increase the hybridization as well?

Return to “Hybridization”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests