## Pi Bonds Hybridization

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

Katie Wong 1E
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### Pi Bonds Hybridization

How come when writing out hybridizations of pi bonds, the pi bond doesn't include the electrons? For example sp^2 in a sigma bond because sp in a pi bond

Ronald Yang 2F
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### Re: Pi Bonds Hybridization

I'm having trouble understanding what you're trying to ask, but pi bonds don't utilize hybridized orbitals. They use unhybridized orbitals. For example, if you look at a C atom in ethene, the Carbon will use sp2 hybridized orbitals to form sigma bonds, but for that pi bond with the other Carbon, it will use unhybridized 2p orbitals. A pi bond would not utilize sp hybridized orbitals.