pi bonds

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

Amy Kumar 1I
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pi bonds

why are pi bonds shown in the p orbital?

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Re: pi bonds

Pi bonds are side by side overlap of p orbitals

Miriam Villarreal 1J
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Re: pi bonds

a pi bond is formed when two p orbitals overlap in a side-by-side fashion with the electron density concentrated above and below the plane of the nuclei of the bonding atoms.

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Re: pi bonds

Pi is the Greek letter for "p". The nomenclature is defined in this way because it has similar properties as p orbitals, including two electron dense regions seperated by a nodal plane. Pi bond is not shown in the p orbital; it is formed by overlapping two p orbitals from two atoms side-by-side. Hope this help!

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