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!

Keerthana Sundar 1K
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Re: pi bonds

So in the event that a molecule such as Te (ground state: 5p4) forms a double bond with an element, would it be only the p orbitals that would take part in the double bond? Are orbitals above p (as in d or f) able to form pi bonds, or are those a different type of bond that we haven't discussed yet? It would be great if anyone could help me with this! Thank you!

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Re: pi bonds

Pi bonds are shown in the p-orbital because of its shape lets it have two regions of overlap. On above the axis and below it. Here, at these overlaps, there is a high concentration of electron density.

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Re: pi bonds

A pi bond is created when two p orbitals overlap side by side, with electron density concentrated above and below the plane of the bonding atoms.

Ava Nickman
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Re: pi bonds

When two p orbitals overlap they form a pi bond

joshtully
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Re: pi bonds

Pi bonds form when p orbitals overlap.

Nick Saeedi 1I
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Re: pi bonds

They are shown in the p orbital because a pi bond is formed when 2 p orbitals overlap vertically.

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Re: pi bonds

Pi bonds show up in the p orbital rather than the s orbital because they occur when two p orbitals overlap side by side. This results in bound atoms being unable to rotate and electron density both above and below the internuclear axis.

Jasmin Kumar 1G
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Re: pi bonds

the pi bonds form when the p-orbitals overlap side by side

Nicoli Peiris 1B
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Re: pi bonds

The pi bonds are when there is side by side interaction which happens with p orbitals.