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pi and sigma bonds

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:50 pm
by Leslie Contreras 1D
I am not too sure their significance in hybridization orbitals

Re: pi and sigma bonds

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:04 am
by Michael Park
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

Re: pi and sigma bonds

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:34 pm
by Nienjou Claire 1E
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

Re: pi and sigma bonds

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:45 pm
by Cameron Smith 1I
In terms of hybridization pi bonds (more than a single bond) would imply that there are other orbitals besides the hybridized orbital.