sigma and pi bonds

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Elyssa Smith 4B
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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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