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Sigma vs Pi Bonds

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:30 pm
by Madeleine Farrington 1B
Are all bonds involving the p-orbital Pi bonds? If not, how do you tell if a bond is a Pi bond or a Sigma bond?

Re: Sigma vs Pi Bonds

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:09 pm
by LilianKhosravi_1H
I think it has to do more with the number of bonds. So a single bond is a sigma bond, a double is a sigma and pi bond, and a triple is one sigma and two pi bonds.

Re: Sigma vs Pi Bonds

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:18 pm
by chemlover
Is this all we have to know in regards to stating what bonds there are?

Re: Sigma vs Pi Bonds

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:34 pm
by Bianca Nguyen 1B
I believe so, but we might also be tested on the composition of each bond for ex. σ (H 1s, C 2sp^2) would be the composition of a C-H bond

Re: Sigma vs Pi Bonds

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:52 pm
by Dong Hyun Lee 4E
LilianKhosravi_1H wrote:I think it has to do more with the number of bonds. So a single bond is a sigma bond, a double is a sigma and pi bond, and a triple is one sigma and two pi bonds.
. Yes the number of bonds are important but more the reasoning behind why these bonds are done like this as when visualizing the different orbitals that the electrons overlap in show that when there are more than 1 bonds, the bond immediately goes to a pi bond as the bonds are side by side because the only end to end bond has already been created. Sigma bonds overlap end to end while pi bonds overlap side to side.