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Postby Ariana Morales » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:29 pm

How can we distinguish pi-bonds and sigma bonds from one another? Especially, in organic compounds?

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Re: Bonds

Postby megansardina2G » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:41 pm

Sigma bonds are always single bonds, or the first bond formed. In bonding pairs that share only a single bond, it will always be a sigma bond. However, if there is a double bond, there will be one sigma bond and one pi bond. Similarly, if there is a triple bond, there will be one sigma bond and two pi bonds.

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Re: Bonds

Postby 404536963 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:44 pm

The first covalent bond between atoms is a sigma bond. You can only have one sigma bond between two atoms. A single bond has one sigma, a double bond has one sigma and one pi. Pi bonds usually occur in p-orbitals (never s orbitals).

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Re: Bonds

Postby 505211599 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:47 pm

Sigma bonds are observed in single bonds but pi bonds are observed in double and triple bonds.

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