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Unhybridized Orbitals and pi bonds

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:50 am
by Jasmine 2C
Are all unpaired electrons in the unhybridized orbitals going to form a pi bond? The questions I've worked on so far that have unpaired electrons in unhybridized orbitals have a double/triple bond, which means pi bonds.

Re: Unhybridized Orbitals and pi bonds

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:14 am
by Isha_Maniyar_Dis2E
Yes. A pi bond is specifically made up of unhybridized p-orbitals that overlap side by side. Sigma bonds are formed by hybridized orbitals.

Hope this helped!

Re: Unhybridized Orbitals and pi bonds

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:17 am
by Andrew F 2L
I would assume so but pi or sigma bonds come from orbitals and their overlapping such as the overlapping of parallel p orbitals. I don't think that the concept of the lone pairs making pi bonds themselves will be too important however.