pi and sigma bonds

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Leslie Contreras 1D
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pi and sigma bonds

Postby Leslie Contreras 1D » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:50 pm

I am not too sure their significance in hybridization orbitals

Michael Park
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Re: pi and sigma bonds

Postby Michael Park » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:04 am

Can you be more specific about what you don't understand?

https://chem.libretexts.org/Textbook_Ma ... try_(CK-12)/09%3A_Covalent_Bonding/9.20%3A_Sigma_and_Pi_Bonds

Nienjou Claire 1E
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Re: pi and sigma bonds

Postby Nienjou Claire 1E » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:34 pm

I'm not quite sure of what you are asking for, but I'll write down my notes from what Professor Lavelle said in class. The bonds basically hold the atoms in a coordinate compound together.

Sigma bonds: 2 orbitals, each with 1 electron; interact end-to-end to form 1 sigma-bond; allow bound atoms to rotate; electron density has cylindrical symmetry around the internuclear axis
Pi bonds: 2 orbitals, each with 1 electron; overlap side-by-side to form 1 pi-bond; don't allow bound atoms to rotate; electron density on each side of the internuclear axis

Cameron Smith 1I
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Re: pi and sigma bonds

Postby Cameron Smith 1I » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:45 pm

In terms of hybridization pi bonds (more than a single bond) would imply that there are other orbitals besides the hybridized orbital.


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